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27 May 2023 | Sat 17:11
Dharanboodhoo Harbour inauguration
Dharanboodhoo Harbour inauguration
Presidents Office
Pres. inaugurates harbor of Dharanboodhoo
Pres. officially inaugurates the new harbor of Dharanboodhoo Island of Faafu atoll
The Island Council notes that the harbor developed in the island is one of the most convenient and spacious harbors in the whole atoll
MTCC successfully completed all the planned upgrading works of the harbor in April 2022
The harbor development project of Dharanboodhoo Island was valued at MVR 40.4 million

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has officially inaugurated the newly developed harbor of Dharanboodhoo Island of Faafu atoll.

President Solih officially inaugurated that harbor of Dharanboodhoo Island, on Saturday, as part of his on going tour of Faafu atoll.

Dharanboodhoo Island was the second stop of his tour, which was kicked off on Saturday morning. On the tour the President is accompanied by First Lady Fazna Ahmed and a high-level delegation of the government.

During the ceremony held to inaugurate the harbor of Dharanboodhoo, President Solih shared that he had personally experienced the difficulties faced by the island community in using the island's previous harbor, back in 2018, when he visited the island as part of his presidential campaign. He noted that the development of the harbor has been a pertinent concern raised by the island community from the beginning.

President Solih in his address at the ceremony, noted that his administration, unlike those before him, is working to implement developmental projects in islands, without any discrimination regardless of the island's population size.

Additionally, the President of the Dharanboodhoo Island Council, Abdul Hameed Adam, noted that the developed harbor is more perfect than the islanders expected it to be. Expressing their gratitude to the administration, Abdul Hameed Adam highlighted that the island is an example of the current administration inclusive developmental agenda.

The Island Council has previously also, noted that the harbor developed in the island  is one of the most convenient and spacious harbors in the whole atoll.

The harbor development project of Dharanboodhoo Island was awarded to Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC), by the Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure on 10 December 2019. 

MTCC successfully completed all the planned upgrading works of the harbor in April 2022.

Under the contract, MTCC carried out dredging and excavation operations, constructed a breakwater, a quay wall, revetment, groynes, a ramp, a bridge and installed harbor lights as well as a harbor pavement.

As such, MTCC dredged and evacuated an area measuring 46,600 cubic meters, constructed a breakwater measuring 410 meters and a revetment measuring 140 meters as well as a quay wall measuring 196 meters and a ramp.

Further, a harbor pavement measuring 2,641 square meters was also installed alongside an 11-meter by 11-meter ramp.

The project was valued at MVR 40.4 million and was contracted to be completed within 397 days. 

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