Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has completed the design and build of a quay wall in the ice plant region of Thinadhoo island in Gaaf Dhaal atoll.
One of the biggest issues highlighted by fishermen on the island during President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s trip to the island in 2019 was the issue of the quay wall in the ice plant region being underdeveloped.
MTCC was contracted the project on July 31, 2019 and it was mobilized on March 4, 2020.
The project is valued at MVR 17.4 million and was contracted to be completed by the end of June.
MTCC completed the project within 154 days, and handed the completed ice plant quay wall over on August 4.
Under the scope of the project, the company completed 9,245 cubic meters of backfilling, the construction of a 10-meter revetment, dredging the harbor basin up to 1,859 cubic meters as well as a sheet pile quay wall measuring 130 meters. In addition, MTCC constructed a paved area measuring 620 square meters and the installation of street lights.
The atoll is considered to largely live off fishing, on which the residents’ income and employment heavily depends. Fishermen in Huvadhu atoll arrive in Thinadhoo to buy ice before heading out for fishing.
Policy Secretary at the President’s Office, Shauna Aminath had at the time, shared photos of the region via Twitter, shedding light on some of the concerns risen by fishermen in the region. As such, she noted that there were difficulties in vessels docking at the underdeveloped jetty, which would frequently damage vessels trying to dock.