Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) donated 11 Yanmar ‘Y4U60’ engines to various training institutions as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) during a ceremony held yesterday at Kashavaru Showroom.
Mr. Adam Azim, the CEO of MTCC, presented the engines to Maldives Polytechnic, Technical and Vocational Education Center (TIVEC), Villa College, The Maldives National University (MNU)’s Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology (FEST), Maldives Institute of Technology, Island Institute of Tertiary Education, and the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF). The total value of this donation amounts to MVR 4 million.
The donated Yanmar engines will serve as a valuable tool for training aspiring mechanics in the country’s marine sector, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle Yanmar engine repairs.
In 1973 engines were first installed on boats in the Maldives. MTCC acquired the “Maldives Engine Service Centre” from the government, subsequently renaming it the “MTCC Sales Centre”.
MTCC assumed the responsibility of installing engines on boats. During its initial years, MTCC provided a variety of services including the sales, installation, and repair of Yanmar engines for Maldivian fishing vessels.
The introduction of Yanmar engines revolutionised the fishing and transportation sectors, stimulating economic growth and improving the quality of life for Maldivians.
These engines have become a staple in the Maldivian marine industry and have played a pivotal role in the development of tourism in the region.