Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Awarded Contract for Haa Dhaalu Dhidhdhoo Airport Development

The Maldives Transport and Contracting Company has been awarded a contract to develop the Haa Dhaalu Dhidhdhoo Airport, part of the government's plan to build 15 airports, enhancing connectivity and economic opportunities in the country.

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Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Awarded Contract for Haa Dhaalu Dhidhdhoo Airport Development

Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Awarded Contract for Haa Dhaalu Dhidhdhoo Airport Development

The Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has been awarded a contract to develop the Haa Dhaalu Dhidhdhoo Airport in the Maldives. The agreement was signed by the Minister of State for Construction and Infrastructure, Ismail Hameed, and the MTCC CEO, Abdullah Ziyad, in an official ceremony attended by senior government officials.

The MVR 257.21 million project includes the development of a new hospital and housing as pledged by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu. The project is part of the president's plan to develop 15 airports during his tenure.

The development involves the reclamation of 71.8 hectares of land for the construction of the Dhidhdhoo Airport. In addition to this project, MTCC has also been contracted to develop six other airports across the Maldives.

Why this matters: The development of the Haa Dhaalu Dhidhdhoo Airport and other infrastructure projects are essential for improving connectivity and economic opportunities in the Maldives. The investment in airports, hospitals, and housing demonstrates the government's commitment to enhancing the quality of life for its citizens.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Ismail Hameed emphasized the importance of the project, stating, "This development will bring significant benefits to the people of Haa Dhaalu Atoll and contribute to the overall growth of the Maldives." MTCC CEO Abdullah Ziyad expressed the company's readiness to undertake the project and deliver it within the specified timeframe.

Key Takeaways

  • MTCC awarded contract to develop Haa Dhaalu Dhidhdhoo Airport in Maldives.
  • Project includes new hospital, housing, and part of plan to develop 15 airports.
  • 71.8 hectares of land to be reclaimed for Dhidhdhoo Airport construction.
  • MTCC also contracted to develop 6 other airports across the Maldives.
  • Project aims to improve connectivity and economic opportunities in the Maldives.