Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure, on Wednesday, awarded development projects worth over MVR 140 million to seven companies.
During the event held at the Planning Ministry, seven companies were assigned a variety of projects.
MVR 46 million was allocated for the harbour development project at Guraidhoo, Kaafu Atoll, while the harbour at Rakeedhoo, Vaavu Atoll will be developed at the cost of MVR 18 million.
Both of the aforementioned projects were awarded to Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) on a design and bid basis for a period of 349 days.
Water and Sewerage development projects were contracted to Azrova Maldives Pvt Ltd and a United Arab Emirates (UAE) company, Water Engineering Service FZE. These project will be carried out in Kurimbee, Haa Dhaalu Atoll and Angolhitheem, Raa Atoll on a budget of approximately MVR 19 million.
According to the government, projects for designing, land reclamation and Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) on 11 islands were also assigned to various entities.
Furthermore, a budget of MVR 418,340.68 was allocated for land reclamation projects at Bodufulhadhoo and Ukulhas in Alif Alif Atoll while approximately MVR 510,801.69 was budgeted for similar projects in Maavah, Laamu Atoll and Hirilandhoo, Thaa Atoll. MTCC was awarded the projects at these four islands.
Water Solutions Pvt Ltd was assigned with conducting an EIA and formulating a land reclamation plan in Maaenboodhoo, Dhaalu Atoll as well as Magoodho and Feeali in Faafu Atoll. a budget of MVR 599,112.00 was allocated for the purpose.
Additionally, a budget of MVR 792,880 was allocated to complete land reclamation work at Dhaandhoo, Gaafu Alif Atoll, Madaveli, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Maradhoo and MaradhooFeydhoo in Addu Atoll. These projects were contracted to Maldives Energy and Environment Company.