Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has officially signed an agreement with the Ministry of National Planning, Housing, and Infrastructure for the implementation of the R. Innamaadhoo Harbour Development Project. The agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by various officials, including Member of Parliament Hassan Ahmed.
The project, which is valued at MVR 67.20 million, encompasses a comprehensive scope of works aimed at transforming the harbour into a modern and well-equipped facility. MTCC’s Chief Operating Officer, Shahid Hussain Moosa, signed the project agreement on behalf of the company, while Ms Fathimath Shaana Farooq, the Director-General of the Ministry of National Planning, Housing, and Infrastructure, represented the ministry.
The R. Innamaadhoo Harbor Development Project encompasses various essential components to enhance the harbour’s capabilities. The scope of works includes maintenance dredging, with a volume of 14,417 cubic meters, to ensure safe navigation and sufficient water depth. Additionally, the project involves new harbour basin dredging, with a volume of 32,310 cubic meters, to accommodate larger vessels.
Furthermore, the project will focus on channel dredging, totalling 950 cubic meters, to ensure smooth passage for ships entering and exiting the harbour. Other key components of the development project include the construction of a 204-meter breakwater, a 178-meter revetment, and 18-meter groynes to protect the harbour from coastal erosion.
To enhance docking facilities, the project will also include the construction of a 472-meter quay wall, mooring buoys, an 11-meter by 11-meter ramp, and harbour lights for increased safety and navigation. Additionally, the project will feature a sand-filled breakwater outer revetment spanning 222 meters, ensuring enhanced protection against natural forces.
Furthermore, the development project includes the construction of a pavement spanning 2,716 square meters and 251 meters of kerbs for efficient traffic management and improved harbour operations.