Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has been contracted by the Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure to build coastal protection structures in Mulak in Meemu Atoll, and Ungoofaaru in Raa Atoll, and to develop the harbour in Maduvvari in Meemu Atoll.
The agreements were signed on behalf of the Ministry by Permanent Secretary Zeeniya Ahmed, and on behalf of MTCC by the CEO Adam Azim.
As part of the coastal protection project at M. Mulak, MTCC will be constructing a 343m revetment, and a 539m outer wall, as well as refilling the eroded parts of the beach. The project is valued at USD 2.5 million, and must be completed within 15 months.
As for the coastal protection works for R. Ungoofaaru, the scope of the project includes the construction of a 120m outer wall, and a 110m groyne as well as refilling the eroded parts of the beach. The company is required to complete the project within six months at a cost of USD 723,000.
Furthermore, MTCC is tasked with developing the harbour in Maduvvari, which consists of the construction a 600m outer wall using 92,000cbm of sand, and the construction of a 122m revetment. The design of the harbour is unique to the Maldives and will allow locals to use it as a recreational area. The company is required to complete the project within 16 months. The project is valued at USD 3.3 million.