The CEO of Maldives Ports Limited (MPL), Mohamed Wajeeh Ibrahim, announced the establishment of the country’s largest dockyard in Thilafushi during a recent appearance on state media. This ambitious project is part of MPL’s strategic expansion and aims to significantly enhance the maritime infrastructure in the Maldives.
Currently, the development of the dockyard is in progress at Thilafushi, alongside the construction of a boatyard. The project also includes the establishment of staff accommodation and a fully equipped workshop, promising to offer all the services available in Malsives, thus setting a new standard for maritime facilities in the region.
Wajeeh expressed optimism about completing the project within the current year. He revealed that the construction has already commenced, with ongoing repairs and expansion efforts. Despite facing some challenges in the workshop, he assured that these issues are expected to be resolved within two weeks, paving the way for the dockyard, boatyard, and workshop services to be fully operational within the year.
The establishment of this dockyard represents a significant milestone for the Maldives’ maritime sector, reflecting MPL’s commitment to enhancing the country’s maritime capabilities and infrastructure. Once completed, the facility is set to offer comprehensive maritime services, including shipbuilding, repair, and maintenance, thereby contributing to the growth of the maritime industry in the Maldives and the region.
The project, despite encountering legal challenges, is on track for completion, indicating MPL’s determination to overcome obstacles and deliver a state-of-the-art maritime facility. This development is expected to have a positive impact on the local economy, creating job opportunities and fostering the growth of the maritime sector in the Maldives.