The Maldives and Bangladesh have signed an agreement regarding aviation and flights between both countries.
At the ceremony held at the Civil Aviation Authority (CVA) yesterday Chief Executive Officer of the CVA Hussain Jaleel signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of the Maldivian government and the Chairman of Bangladesh’s Civil Aviation Authority Air vice Marshall Mahmoud Hussain signed the MoU on behalf of the Bangladeshi government.
The CVA revealed that the new agreement has been drafted under a previous agreement between both countries in 1985 and that this agreement simply expands the privileges to airlines operating between both countries under the former agreement and has a few amendments made to a few clauses.
“Under this Memorandum of Understanding airlines operating between both countries under the agreement can make 14 flight operations per week, and allows these airlines to make either Colombo or Chennai their third destination with consent to carry cargo and passengers from these two destinations as well. Cargo flight operators are also entitled to the same privileges under the agreement,” a statement issued by the CVA read.
The Maldives is a popular destination for expatriate workers from Bangladesh and increasingly Maldivian business are targeting Bangladesh as a potential business hub.