Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has enough capacity to develop Uthuru Thilafalhu Base, according to its CEO and Managing Director Adam Azim.
Azim stated that MTCC has enough capacity and ability to complete such a project. Moreover, they are already operating a dockyard base at Thilafushi capable of servicing and maintaining 250 tonne vessels. Furthermore, the boathouse at the dokckyard can hold the most biggest vessels in the Maldives.
Uthuru Thilafalhu is set to have a dockyard capable of maintaining 500 tonne vessels and 300 meters harbor.
Several people have raised concerns regarding the secretive nature of the agreement made with Indian government to develop Uthuru Thilafalhu base. However, Ministry of Defence has assured the agreement will not contain any clauses that will threaten nation’s sovereignty.