The Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has begun constructing a 500 foot long harbor on Laamu Atoll Dhanbidhoo Island on Tuesday.
The US$2.2million project is expected to be completed within 290 days
Housing Minister Dr. Mohamed Muizz said Dhanbidhoo residents had been demanding a harbor for several years and said: “The harbor will help to bring about economic and social development to the island.”
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has today commenced a visit to the islands of Dhanbidhoo and Kunahandhoo in Haddhummathi Atoll.
According to the President’s Office website, harbour projects for the two islands will officially be inaugurated by Dr Waheed during his visit.
Last Thursday (April 11), the president commenced a tour of North Maalhosmadulu Atoll in order to review the progress of island developments in the area. The visits come ahead of presidential elections scheduled for September this year.
However, President Waheed’s electioneering has come under strong criticism from the government-aligned Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) MPs in parliament this week.
MP Ali Arif accused the president of discontinuing public services and development projects, while using state funds to finance his election campaign, during a parliamentary session on Monday (April 15).