The government has contracted a project to repair the quay wall and breakwater in Thulhaadhoo island of Baa atoll, to the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC).
The contract was signed during a ceremony held at the Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure on Monday.
Director General Fathimath Shana Farooq signed the agreement on behalf of the government and Chief Operating Officer Shahid Hussain Moosa signed it on behalf of MTCC.
Under the scope of the project, MTCC is required to repair a quay wall measuring 551.91 meters and a harbor breakwater measuring 311 meters.
In addition to this, repair work will also be carried out on the channel breakwater measuring 157 meters and the 15-meter submerges breakwater as well as the jetty, which measures 214 meters by two meters.
The Thulhaadhoo quay wall and breakwater repair project is valued at MVR 22.8 million.
The project was contracted to be completed within 270 days.
With a population of over 3,000, the island residents of Thulhaadhoo mostly rely on the fisheries and tourism sector to bring food to their table.
Once the project is successfully implemented, the breakwater will be constructed in a way that makes it easier for vessels to dock and passengers to board and disembark.
The repaired breakwater will also ensure an efficient path is paved for island residents to transport goods and cargo.
The project is expected to resolve the issues the island community has been facing due to the damaged breakwater of the island.