The last activity under the Port Safety Week initiated by Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) from December 26 to December 31 – ‘Port Safety Week Run’ – took place on Friday morning.
Over 100 runners took part in the run which was held at Hulhumale’ International Terminal. Top three places were chosen with the women’s category and the men’s category. The winners were presented cash prizes.
First place in the women’s category was secured by Aishath Shamha Shareef. Second place was secured by Husna Mohamed. Third place was secured by Nasheedha Ali.
Prizes for the winners from the women’s category were handed over to them by MPL’s Chairman Captain Mohmed Shareef.
First place in the men’s category was secured by Hussain Riyaz. Second place was secured by Abidh. Third place was secured by Faruhadh.
Prizes for the winners from the men’s category were handed over to them by MPL’s CEO Shahid Ali.
First place runners were awarded MVR 2,500; second place runners were awarded MVR 1,500 and third place runners were awarded MVR 500.
In addition to this, MVR 23,700 raised by selling the dedicated jersey for the run was donated to the non-governmental organization, Advocating Rights of Children (ARC). The donation was handed over by MPL’s Chief Financial Officer Mohamed Muiz.
MPL said that the purpose of dedicating a week to create awareness on occupational health and safety amongst the public is to promote a culture that prioritizes safety and protection.