Convention Centre named 'Equatorial Convention Centre'

Ahmed Hamdhoon, Equatorial Convention Centre, Hithadhoo, Addu, Haveeru News Service
Nov 06, 2011 - 11:54 2 comments
  • A photo taken on November 5, 2011 shows main hall of the convention centre built in Hithadhoo for the SAARC Summit to be held from November 10-11. HAVEERU PHOTO/ NASRULLA SOLIH

  • An illustration shows the floor plan of the Equatorial Convention Centre built in Hithadhoo for the SAARC Summit. HAVEERU PHOTO/ NASRULLA SOLIH

The convention centre built in Hithadhoo for the upcoming SAARC Summit has been named Equatorial Convention Centre with the main convention hall called 'Bodu Kiba'.

The names of the halls and rooms in the convention centre have been named after historical and cultural places and aspects of Addu and the atolls of the Maldives.

The public lobby has been named ‘Addu Thalhanmathi’ with ‘Velaanaa Fendaa’, ‘Eggamu Fendaa’, ‘Kakaa Fendaa’ and ‘Athiree Fendaa’ declared as names for the rooms of the convention centre. ‘Rasruku Kibaa’ is the name of the main banquet hall.

The two-storey convention centre, which has been built for the SAARC Summit with an Rf150 million budget, has an administrative office named ‘Mulee Kotari’, a Business Centre called ‘Badikoshee Kotari’ and a Meeting Room named ‘Dhandikoshee’.

The delegation offices have been named after the atolls of the Maldives; ‘Thiladhunmathi Kotari’, Faadhippolhu Kotari’, ‘Ihavandhippolhu Kotari’, ‘Hadhunmathi Kotari’, ‘Huvadhoo Kotari’, ‘Kolhumadulu Kotari’, ‘Nilandhe Kotari’ and ‘Maalhosmadulu Kotari’.

Rooms located on the first floor include the ‘Dhondhanbu Kibaa’ and ‘Jaafaanu Kibaa’ Function Rooms. The Seminar Rooms located on the first floor have been named as ‘Mas’udi Kotari’, ‘Pyrad Kotari’, ‘Abu’l Barakat Kotari’, ‘Batuta Kotari’, ‘Kalhuoh Fummi Kotari’, ‘Thirnaa Kotari, ‘Jaliyaa Kotari’ and ‘Kalhihaara Kotari’.

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