The government has decided on measures to be taken on the 64 islands leased for resort development, and which are behind schedule. The decision was made at the cabinet meeting held on last Tuesday.

The measures are:

- To take separate measures on the 25 islands where work has already begun, based on their proposals to the government

- To cancel the contracts with the 39 islands where no work has yet begun, through negotiations with the lease holders

- To develop the islands, where contracts are canceled, as resorts under joint venture partnerships with the government

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will provide the details of these measures.