Dutch company Van Oord has been contracted for Addu City’s land reclamation project which will be carried out with a line of credit from India’s EXIM bank.
The agreement to the project was signed during the ceremony held at Addu City this morning for the inauguration of ‘National College of Policing and Law Enforcement’.
Planning Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Zeeniya Ahmed Hameed signed the agreement on behalf of the Maldivian government. Van Oord’s Dredging Director Cornelius Adriand Dibreyn. signed the agreement on behalf of the company.
As part of this massive project, 90-hectares of land will be reclaimed at Hithadhoo; 23.3-hectares of land will be reclaimed at Maradhoo/Maradhoofeydhoo and 76-hectares from an uninhabited island will be reclaimed for tourism purposes.