Customs Minister, Minister of Defense Honorable Mariya Didi, Commissioner General of Customs Abdulla Shareef and Addu City Mayor Ali Nizar lays foundation stones for Customs South Region Head Office.

Customs Minister, Minister of Defense Honorable Mariya Didi, Commissioner General of Customs Abdulla Shareef and Addu City Mayor Ali Nizar lays foundation stones for Customs South Region Head Office.




Foundation stones for constructing Customs South Regional Head Office has been laid in Maradhoo, Addu City. During a special ceremony held on 21st January 2022 at Maradhoo Park Area, the foundation stones were laid by Customs Minister, Minister of Defense Honorable Mariya Didi, Commissioner General of Customs Abdulla Shareef and Addu City Mayor Ali Nizar.


In addition to the Customs Minister, Commissioner General of Customs Abdulla Shareef, Chief of Defense Force Major General Abdulla Shamaal and Addu City Mayor Ali Nizar, Addu City parliament members, Addu City council members, Maradhoo Women’s Development Committee members, Maradhoo citizens along with senior officials of both Maldives National Defense Force and Customs as well as Addu City customs officers attended the Ceremony.


Speaking at the Ceremony, Customs Minister, Minister of Defense Honorable Mariya Didi stated that the government’s vision is to enhance import export services provided from regional ports under a decentralized mechanism and close to the citizens. She highlighted that, establishing the South Regional Head office would facilitate the development of Addu City ports and expand trade opportunities in the region.


In addition to this, the Commissioner General of Customs Abdulla Shareef also delivered a speech at the ceremony. He stated that the establishment of this building in Addu City would expand the export/import activities in the City and is an important government establishment in enhancing Customs services in the region.


The construction of South Regional Head Office Building is estimated to cost MVR 22.3 million. The project is awarded to SJ Trade Private Limited, and is expected to be completed within 411 days. The 3-storey Customs South Regional Head Office Building consists of an office area, regional training center and, staff accommodation area.

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Published

January 23, 2022

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