Planning Ministry, on Thursday, has contracted Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) for infrastructural development projects at five islands.
The agreements pertaining to all five projects were signed at a special ceremony held at Planning Ministry on Thursday, by MTCC’s CEO Adam Azim and Planning Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Zeeniya Ahmed Hameed.
AA. Ukulhas Harbor Upgrading Project
The project valued at MVR 37.2 million was awarded for the company to be completed within 365 days. Scope of work under the project will include harbor dredging operations of 4,954cbm, construction of a 5m breakwater, a 553m revetment, a 264m quay wall, a connectivity bridge and a concrete jetty, installation of 1,640sqm harbor pavement and installation harbor lights.
MTCC said that the new concrete jetty will facilitate more space for additional vessels to dock and provide easy maneuverability inside the harbor – to accommodate increasing amount of vessels at Ukulhas due to the development of local tourism over the past years.
ADh. Dhigurah Harbor Upgrading Project
The project valued at MVR 53 million has been awarded to MTCC to be completed with 570 days. Scope of work under the project comprises of harbor dredging operations of 64,416cbm and channel dredging
of 6,770m, construction of a 287m breakwater, a 98m revetment, a 294m quay wall, a concrete jetty,
installation of mooring buoys, installation of 1,640sqm harbor pavement and installation of harbor lights.
MTCC underscored that upon the completion of the project – the harbor will have increased its size by double. They also noted the newly built ramp would give access to landing crafts and allow unload and load of goods at ease. Moreover, the new concrete jetty will also give plenty of space for additional vessels to dock alongside and provide easy maneuverability inside the harbor.
Design and build of Sh. Maa’ungoodhoo harbor
The project handed over to be completed within 475 days is valued at MVR 59.7 million. Scope of the work under the project includes harbor dredging operations of 59,013cbm, channel dredging
operations of 3,245m, construction of a 362m breakwater, a 105m revetment, a 312m quay wall, a ramp, a concrete jetty, installation of mooring buoys, installation of 1,509sqm harbor pavement and
installation of navigational aids.
MTCC said that the harbor will have increased its size by double upon the completion of the project – whereas the newly built ramp would give access to landing crafts and allow unload and load of goods at ease. Moreover, the new concrete jetty will also give plenty of space for additional vessels to dock alongside and provide easy maneuverability inside the harbor.
Th. Dhiyamigili Coastal Protection Project
This project is valued at MVR 23.1 million and is to be completed within 365 days. Scope of work under the project will include harbor construction of a 205m breakwater and a 392m revetment.
As per MTCC, the aim of the project is to address the serious issue of coastal erosion faced at Dhiyamigili over several years now posing difficulties and damages every year during the southwest monsoon. Tidal surges in the monsoon combined with flogs has destroyed crops with residents in beach area having to relocate to safe areas.
Th. Vilufushi Coastal Protection Projection
Valued at MVR 11.1 million, this project was awarded to be completed within 130 days. Scope of work under the project will include dredging operations of 3,047cbm, dredging operations of the
swimming area up to 1,869m, construction of a 135m groyne, construction of a 184m revetment and
installation of barrier floats along the periphery of swimming area.
The company said that the project aims to solve the eroding issue faced in west of harbor area at Vilufushi; a major concern for its residents.
Whilst MTCC stands to undertake these five projects – Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) will be conducted ahead of the commencement of physical works which would take all mitigating factors into account so that the project may be implemented with engineering solutions.