GMR Infrastructure Ltd has said that an international tribunal had ruled the Maldives government should pay it $270 million in compensation for cancelling a contract to modernise and run the archipelago´s main airport. GMR said the compensation, awarded to one of its subsidiaries, covers the debt, equity invested in the project and a return of 17 per cent, as well as termination payments and legal costs net of taxes. It was not clear how the three member Singapore-based tribunal, which ruled previously that the Maldives was liable for payment, would enforce its order. Agreed in 2010, the $511 million deal for Ibrahim Nasir International Airport was the largest foreign investment in the Indian Ocean tropical island chain famous for its luxury beach resorts popular with honeymooners and scuba divers. After cancelling GMR´s contract in 2012, Maldives in 2014 awarded a Chinese company with an agreement to upgrade the airport.