Transport Minister requests audits of commercial harbours following fatal accident

The Minister of Transport Ameen Ibrahim has requested audits of the infrastructure and operations of all commercial harbours in the Maldives, following the  fatal accident at Malé’s main port on Monday (April 7).

According to local media, Ameen sent a memo requesting to conduct audits of all commercial harbours in the country within three months, and to take measures without delay to address issues based on recommendations in the audit reports.

The minister also asked Transport Authority to carry out a thorough investigation of the accident and send the investigation report as soon as possible.

Last night (April 8) Vice President Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed met with the families of the two men who died in the accident.

The government has decided to pay the salaries of the deceased to their families until the children turn 18, as well as giving MVR 50,000 to each of the families as compensation.


JAICA completes eight harbours, three sewerage systems

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JAICA) has completed eight harbours and three sewerage systems in islands devastated by the 2004 Asian tsunami.

The infrastructure was officially handed over to the government at a ceremony held at Dharubaaruge (convention centre) yesterday to mark the completion of the projects, which began in July 2009.

Harbours were built and repaired in Shaviyani Funadhoo, Thaa Dhiyamigili, Laamu Isdhoo, Laamu Fonadhoo, Gaaf Dhaal Dhandhoo and the capital Male’.

Sewerage systems were established in Baa Eydhafushi, Shaviyani Funadhoo and Meemu Muli.