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MPL awards jobs to 20 people with special needs

Fathmath Shaahunaz
29 January 2017, MVT 16:59
MPL CEO Mohamed Junaid pose with some people with special needs after they arrive at Velana International Airport to attend the ceremony awarding them jobs at MPL branches. PHOTO/MPL
Fathmath Shaahunaz
29 January 2017, MVT 16:59

Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) has awarded jobs to 20 people with special needs.

MPL gave jobs from its offices and ports situated in Haa Dhaal atoll Kulhudhuffushi island, Addu City and Fuvahmulah island. The 20 recipients arrived in capital Male on Saturday to prepare for the employment letter awarding ceremony, which is to be held early Monday by the President’s Office.

According to an official of MPL, the places of work are Kulhudhuffushi Port, MPL’s public bus services in Fuvahmulah, and MPL Corps in Addu atoll Hulhumeedhoo ward. The jobs were awarded under the government’s policy to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs.

“MPL took into account the types of jobs within their capabilities. The objective of this is to facilitate sources of income for them.”

Noting that MPL had earlier held a similar round of awarding jobs to people with special needs, the official stated that the company will provide similar opportunities in capital Male soon.

Utilities company Fenaka Corporation had also awarded jobs to 100 people with special needs last December.