Industry stakeholders have decided to decrease the fees taken from yachts and safaris in order to solve problem of the decrease in number of yachts and safaris docked in Ha. Uligamu and increase traffic.
Organizations such as Customs authority, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Tourism took part in this conference where it was discussed why the number of yachts docked in HA. Uligamu has been falling over the years.
Deputy Commissioner Abdulla Shareef stated that in this meeting it was identified that one of the causes for the problem is higher fees. Thus they have decided to reduce tracking device fees. He also highlighted that they have been considering to completely omit this fee.
Around MVR 1000 to MVR 5000 is taken by the health ministry to ensure that vessels are following the health regulations. And customs charge MVR 1000 for inward and outward clearance stamp. Many more charges are paid by the vessels yearly.