New jetty constructed at Hoarafushi Airport

Hoarafushi jetty construction project.

The construction of a jetty at HA. Hoarafushi Airport has been completed at a time when many people have raised concerns about the Hoarafushi Airport not having a jetty.

The jetty was constructed by Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC). The opening of the jetty will make travel to the northern islands much easier, the company said.

MTCC said that instead of crossing the rough Galandhoo sea to Hanimaadhoo airport during the bad weather, the people of Hoarafushi, Ihavandhoo, Thuraakunu, Uligamu and Molhadhoo will now be able to travel easily.

The jetty will provide convenience to many people who use the airport services, the company said. MTCC also said that the road journey to the airport will no longer be required.

Hoarafushi jetty construction project.

People from other islands going to Hoarafushi Airport now have to go to Hoarafushi first. After that, they have to take a long taxi ride to the airport.

Many people in the northern islands have expressed concern over the issue.

MTCC said the project included dredging of 18,000 cubic meters of canal, laying of 44 meters of port and laying of 49 meters of gravel revetment.

In addition, the jetty area has been protected, 51,587 cubic meters of land has been dredged and canal lights have been installed.

The project was awarded to the company for MVR 5.65 million.