A Memorandum of Understanding between the Maldives National University and Dream Islands Development 2 Private Limited, was signed on 8th August 2019 at Crossroad South Male Atoll Maldives.
This MOU is intend to facilitate in the development of educational quality. The collaborate efforts of both the signing parties include conducting joint research projects and join research activities including capacity building and publications, exchange of publications, reports and other academic materials of common interests programs in research areas of mutual interest benefiting both parties, providing opportunities for student internship, student/staff exchange programs and facilitating students/staff exposure visit ,development and implementation of joint academic programs courses and work workshops, sharing and access to relevant facilities in line with the broader objectives of this MOU and joint activities of academic relevance.
The Vice-Chancellor of The Maldives National University, signed the MOU on behalf of the Maldives National University –the first university and the largest higher education institution in the country, mandated low to conduct, promote and disseminate research. The University desires to further enhance and strengthen its research capabilities and has taken various initiatives to balance its educational excellence. They have also made various collaborative arrangements with other institutes and organizations to enhance its research culture, quality and output.They wish to enhance and sustain mutually supportive relationships with wider community, industry and the government to promote networking, partnership with reputed institution and organizations.
Vice President of Operations at CROSSROADS Mr.Martin van der Reijden said,” Today is a very important day, on behalf of CROSSROADS and Singha Estate,we are pleased to collaborate with the Maldives National University on this essential project, we hope to increase the quality of education through a number of activities which will benefit both parties involved as well as the public”
Dream islands Development Private Limited is a subsidiary of Singha Estate Public Company Limited (a Stock Exchange of Thailand listed property public company) that wished to give collaboration to develop education quality by supporting and supporting an sharing expertise in the field. The MOU was signed by the Chief Executive officer of the company.
The CROSSROAD project is Maldives largest multi-island integrated leisure and entertainment destination. Developed and managed by Singha Estate Public Company Limited ,a Thailand based premier property development and investment holding company.
The Development of the CROSSRAODS project will transform and expand the Maldives appeal to attract and captivate the midscale family market a sector not currently catered for in the Maldives in what has traditionally been regarded as luxury honeymoon destination. Depicted as “Where Cultures meet” the name CROSSROADS originates from the history of how the Maldives was strategically located in the Maritime Silk Road bridging the East and the West ,where various cultures crossed paths in the past. The design of the project will enhance this experience through Bill Bensleys design of the Marina @CROSSROADS, the entertainment island and a Curio by Hilton Hotel, along with HBA,SCDA and ECO.ID behind the designs of other islands.
Under “One Island One resort” concept each resort will comprise overwater villas, beach villas and bungalows. Overall development will ultimately encompass a total of nine island
The integrated destination sits on the 7 km-long string of reclaimed islands in Emboodhoo Lagoon. Only a 15 minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport and Male capital city with hotel guests own arrival jetties and inter-island water transportation.
The Marina @CROSSROAD is a one-stop destination unlike any other beach experience in the Maldives where visitors can enjoy s variety of International restaurants holiday fashion and accessory outlets along with different beach activities every month.
MALDIVES DISCOVERY CENTER
Situated at the Marina @CROSSROADS the Maldives Discovery Center is a unique attraction promoting Maldives culture and their way of life. With its stunning designs by the UK-based firm cultural Innovations,the centre will showcase the foundations of Maldives as the nation with an immersive marine conservation experince and coal reef walk-through along with charms of local arts and crafts. The 500 square meter of the exhibition experience is organized in to five zones.