The results of handing over Ice Plant operations to FENAKA Corporation have been fruitful, says President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
The president made this remark during the inauguration of the new powerhouse, FENAKA Corporation’s administrative building and ice plant on Feeali Island of Faafu atoll, on Sunday.
The ceremony to inaugurate the new powerhouse and FENAKA Corporation’s administrative building as well as the ice plant was held at the Feeali harbor area on Sunday afternoon.
Taking the podium at the event, President Solih asserted that the incumbent administration had deliberated extensively on the operations of the ice plants before handing them over to FENAKA Corporation.
He went on to note that the ice plants presently operated by FENAKA have begun providing services to fishermen.
Shedding light on the services provided by the company, President Solih pledged to sustain the services currently offered, such as electricity, water and sanitation, and providing ice to fishermen.
With this, he expressed appreciation to all FENAKA employees for their resilient efforts.
Highlighting that Feeali is an island of fishermen, President Solih touched upon his administration’s efforts to improve the fisheries sector.
With this, he pledged a better price for fisheries products in the near future.
In his remarks, the president went on to highlight that more development projects will be implemented in Feeali and acknowledged the need for land reclamation.
Noting that the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) is in the process of placing bund walls for the project, President Solih stated that the development projects initiated in Feeali must align with the views of its residents.
First Lady Fazna Ahmed, members of the cabinet, lawmakers, senior officials of the government, employees at government offices and institutions as well as the residential community of Feeali joined the ceremony.
The new powerhouse and the FENAKA Corporation’s administrative building in Feeali are located away from the residential area which in turn eases multiple difficulties and issues faced by the island residents.
Equipped with modern amenities, the administrative building can accommodate up to 30 employees.
Offering a storage capacity of 50 tonnes, the ice plant is equipped to generate 25 tonnes of ice.