Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Plc (MTCC) has purchased 18,000 tons of breakwater rocks for harbour construction.
Public Relations Officers of Infrastructure at MTCC Mariyma Shuhana told Sun that the currently obtained stock of breakwater rocks is a shipment previously imported by the Indian infrastructure giant GMR.
She said that the acquisition of the new stock would enable the company to recommence the harbour construction projects on the five islands that have been stalled due to the shortage of the material.
“Obtaining these rocks will restart construction of the harbours in about a week’s time. We’re now working on transporting the rocks to the islands,” Shuhana said.
She said that the 18,000 tons is estimated to be sufficient for four harbours and that they will receive the rocks for the remaining harbour soon.
Harbour construction in Noonu Manadhoo, Raa Ungoofaaru, Shaviyani Komandoo, Faafu Feeali and Meemu Mulaku have been halted due to the lack of the essential material, breakwater rocks.