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Ministry of Finance has revealed that Kaafu Atoll and Dhaalu Atoll generated the largest sums of Green Tax to the state in April.
As per the statistics of the finance ministry, the state received USD5.7 million as Green Tax in April. This includes USD1.9 million generated as Green Tax from tourist facilities of Kaafu Atoll, with resorts in the atoll contributing USD1.8 million of this amount.
The finance ministry revealed that Dhaalu Atoll generated the second-largest sum of Green Tax in April, with USD531,000 generated from tourist facilities in the atoll. Raa Atoll was third on the list, with USD525,000 contributed as Green Tax in April.
Furthermore, the statistics revealed that Faafu Atoll generated the least amount of Green Tax in April, with just USD506. Fuvahmulah City and Addu City were also at the lower end of the list, with Green Tax contributions of just USD1,220 and USD14,360 respectively.
The Green Fund was introduced in 2016 with the aim of tackling environmental issues in the Maldives as per the Tourism Act of the Maldives. As such, USD6 is charged as Green Tax per tourist for each day they spend at a resort or a hotel in the Maldives, while USD3 is charged as Green Tax per tourist for each day they stay at a guesthouse.