Planning Minister Ahmed Aslam says that efforts are underway to start RTL ferry services in Huvadhoo Atoll by early July.

Aslam said this in the parliament today while responding to a question raised by MP for Gemanafushi Constituency Ahmed Saeed on when the work on the RTL in Huvadhoo Atoll.

Replying to a question, Minister Aslam said that the service in the atoll will start with six vessels, but by the end of July, the number will go up to eight.

Aslam also said that the RTL service in Huvadhoo Atoll is expected to start in the first week of July.

The Minister said a team from the ministry had recently visited Huvadhoo Atoll to clarify the public's opinion on the service.

Efforts are being made to provide RTL ferry services in six zones and by the end of the project there will be 82 vessels and 188 ferry terminals. The RTL ferry service is already operational in four atolls. The ferry services have now connected 41 inhabited islands in Haa Alif Atoll, Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Shaviyani Atoll, and Lhaviyani Atoll.

The government aims to connect the entire country with the RTL speed ferry system in the next two years. After Huvadhoo Atoll, MTCC will start the RTL service in Fuvahmulah City and Addu City.