The government has signed agreements with Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) for infrastructural development projects in two islands.
The agreement was signed at a ceremony held at the Planning Ministry on Monday. The projects include HDh. Neykurendhoo Harbour Upgradation Project and R. Innamaadhoo Shore Protection Project. Planning Ministry's Director General Fathimath Shana Farooq signed the agreement on behalf of the Planning Ministry, while MTCC's Chief Operating Officer Shahid Hussain Moosa signed on behalf of the company.
Neykurendhoo Harbor Upgradation
The scope of the Neykurendhoo Harbor Upgradation project involves dredging the harbor basin to 22,323 cubic meters, the construction of 290 meters of breakwater, 76 meters of channel breakwater, and 166 meters of revetment. A 212 meters scoring apron, 212 meters of quay wall, and the installation of 19 street lights are included as part of the project.
The project will also include an access platform and 1859 square meters of pavement. The work was awarded for MVR 47.6 million.
Innamaadhoo Shore Protection Project
Under the Innamaadhoo Shore Protection Project, eight 45-meter T-groynes will be installed on the northern beach of the island. The work was awarded for MVR 15.7 million, to be completed within 220 days.
Meanwhile, tarring of N. Holhudhoo roads was awarded to Road Development Corporation (RDC). The agreement was signed by RDC's Managing Director Moosa Ali Manik on behalf of the corporation and by DG Shana Farooq on behalf of the Planning Ministry.
Under the agreement, RDC will pave 4.3 km of road in Holhudhoo. A storm drainage system will also be established in addition to the installation of streetlights. RDC was granted 450 days to complete the project. The cost of the project is MVR 71.9 million.