Kudagiri Picnic Island to be opened on Independence Day

The picnic island being developed in the Kudagiri lagoon will be opened to the public on Independence Day.

Government-owned companies are working hard to make the island greener and complete pending work on the island to open the island as scheduled.

On June 16th, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih visited Kudagiri to inspect the progress of the island's development. During the visit, the President inquired about the work done so far, the work currently underway, and what more needs to be done.

While utility company STELCO has installed power cables to supply electricity to the picnic island, FENAKA is constructing the island's powerhouse. The construction of a mosque is currently underway, as well as accommodation buildings and toilets for picnickers. Other essential services will also be available on the island.

The Planning Ministry awarded the development of a picnic island in Kudagiri to MTCC last year. The project was awarded to be completed in 150 days at a cost of MVR 41.4 million. While eight hectares were dredged under the project, a 397.27-meter breakwater and 428.32-meter groyne have been constructed.

A picnic island for residents of Male' City is a presidential pledge of President Solih.