Maldives government highlights the impact of climate change... by meeting underwater
The 30-minute cabinet meeting held six metres below sea-level was intended to show what the future could hold for the Maldives.So, would this government, threatened with being inundated by 6 metre sea-level rises, spend money on new hotels and new airports? Well, nine years after the underwater cabinet meeting, that is exactly what is happening.
|Emerald Maldives Resort|
Opening October 2019
Not 6 metres above sea level!!
10 new hotel openings in the Maldives
The next year or so is going to be a busy time for the hospitality trade in The Maldives. A clutch of 10 new hotels will fling open their doors throughout 2018 and into early 2019, expanding its already well-established portfolio of luxury resorts.
Work began Wednesday on laying the first asphalt layer for Velana International Airport’s new runway.Yes, spend $$$$s on hotels and airports built at sea level and yet the Maldives government are asking for $$$$s to assist locating citizens at higher land atolls.