Land allocated for Addu garment factory, consultant sought

Workers at a garment factory in Addu. (File Photo)

Business Center Corporation (BCC) has been allocated land to build a garment factory in Addu City, and is now seeking an operational consultant for the project.

BCC asked for parties interested in providing operational consultancy to submit bids by May 23 in an announcement on Monday.

An official from the BCC told Sun on Tuesday evening that land has been allocated from the Hithadhoo district of Addu to build the garment factory.

The feasibility study for the project is now complete.

“It’s a good plot of land. The city council allocated the land from a good location,” said the official.

The official said that the BCC will work with the operational consultant to finalize the design for the factory building, and seek consultation on operational matters.

However, a date on which the construction of the factory will begin remains unclear.

Addu had been home to a number of garment factories since the 1980s. However, the factories were shut down in 2000s.