Ministry of Transportation and Civil Aviation has initiated a program of planting one hundred thousand trees in Hoarafushi Airport in Haa Alif Atoll of Maldives.
Minister Aishath Nahula inaugurated the program to make the airport greener and environmentally friendly, in response to the increasing pressure regarding the aviation industry’s environmental impact.
Making airports eco-friendly is becoming more common with world’s largest airports going green such as Singapore Changi Airport, which has a green wall bedecked with more than 20,000 plant species. This will reduce the airport’s surrounding temperature and improve air quality.
Hoarashushi Airport is set to open in August this year. The airport in Haa Alif Atoll required an estimate of USD4.4 million. This is one of the 5 resorts to be opened this year in Maldives.