MIRA files legal cases against 13 parties for failing to pay Tourism Land Rent owed to the state

Last month, MIRA filed legal cases against 13 parties for failing to pay land rent due on islands and land plots leased to them for developing tourist resorts and hotels.

The parties involved are, Exotic Properties Private Limited (for the lease of N. Raafushi), Asia Resorts Private Limited (for the lease of Th. Kalhufahalafushi), Athama Marine International Private Limited (for the lease of B. Kihaadhuffaru), Theluveliga Retreat Private Limited (for the lease of ADh. Theluveliga), City Hotel Hanimaadhoo Private Limited (for the lease of HDh. Hanimaadhoo), Blue Lagoon Investment Private Limited (for the lease of AA. Madoogali), Yatch Tours Maldives Private Limited (for the lease of HA. Alidhoo and HA. Binaafushi), Villa Hotels and Resorts Private Limited (for the lease of a plot of land in L. Kahdhoo), Medhufushi Investment Private Limited (for the lease of M. Medhufushi), Villa Shipping and Private Limited (for the lease of Th. Elaa), A.A.A Company Private Limited (for the lease of F. Filitheyo), and JH Resorts Private Limited (for the lease of HDh. Kudamuraidhoo). Additionally, there was one case against late Ahmed Waheed regarding land rent for R. Maamigili, for which the registration at the court was pending as the defendant had passed away.

Out of these, resorts are already being operated on the islands of B. Kihaadhuffaru, ADh. Theluveliga, AA. Madoogali, HA. Alidhoo, M. Medhufushi, F. Flitheyo and R. Maamigili. Also there is a city hotel in operation on the land plot leased in Hanimaadhoo.

Cases filed in the court for failing to pay Tourism Land Rent can be withdrawn only upon settling the outstanding amount due,  coming to a settlement agreement with MIRA, a court judgment holding back the requirement to make the payment, or amendment of the lease agreement by the government and the respective party.

Enforcement and collection of the dues payable to the state is a legal responsibility of MIRA. Such dues are enforced and collected as per MIRA’s Enforcement Policy. Information regarding legal cases related to MIRA gets published on MIRA’s website. Of all the legal cases so far filed by MIRA, 214 cases have been concluded by the courts, and all 214 cases have been won by MIRA.

03 May 17