Government to lease lagoon to develop dolphin lagoon

Abdullah Jameel, Haveeru News Service
Oct 29, 2011 - 03:45 27 comments
  • Tourists photograph dolphins swimming near a boat on a dolphin excursion organised by a water sports centre in a resort. The Cabinet has approved a proposal to lease a lagoon for 21 years to develop a dolphin lagoon. PHOTO/ EXTREME MALDIVES

The Cabinet has approved a proposal to lease a lagoon for 21 years to Maldives top tennis player Amir Mansoor to develop a dolphin lagoon and training centre.

According to the government gazette, the Cabinet on October 4 deliberated on a paper presented by the Finance Ministry and approved the proposal to lease the lagoon located between Thilafushi and Baros to Mansoor as decided by the National Planning Council.

Mansoor said a concept has already been devised to develop the dolphin lagoon and training centre aimed at locals. However, changes has to be made to the concept before reaching an agreement with the government, he added.

Haveeru, however, was unable to get details about the concept.

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