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MVR 18 million damages to famous carpenter shop in warehouse fire

Fathmath Shaahunaz
01 December 2016, MVT 15:39
The scorched wreck of MS Carpentry & Construction after the fire accident in Brotherhood Investment's warehouse. PHOTO/MS CARPENTRY
Fathmath Shaahunaz
01 December 2016, MVT 15:39

The famous MS Carpentry & Construction Pvt Ltd projected that the damages caused to the carpenter’s shop in the fire that broke out in a neighbouring warehouse last Monday would amount to around MVR 18 million.

The fire caused in the warehouse belonging to Brotherhood Investment Pvt Ltd had spread to some adjacent buildings apart from the carpenter’s shop, including a newly finished ten storey building.

An executive of MS Carpentry reported that the three floors allocated for employees’ quarters, heavy equipment storage and office operations were completely destroyed in the fire.

“The building has been burned to the point it cannot be reused,” said the official.

Several important documents of the company including the registries of its vehicles and certificates have also been destroyed.

However, the official stated that the company running is still ongoing without halt despite facing several hindrances.

Meanwhile, Police have said that the cause of the fire is still unknown and that the investigation is ongoing.

MS Carpentry & Construction is a renowned firm undertaking a number of state and private projects. It had developed the VIP harbour of airport island Hulhule and the internal works of Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH)’s dialysis centre. It is currently involved in the development of the new food courts at capital Male’s southwest harbour.

With 38 years of experience in carpentry under its belt, MS Carpentry had also received the national award in its field in the year 2007.