Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has said its survey team have visited Ha. Hoarafushi to make preparations for phase 1 of ‘Integrated National Public Ferry Network Project’.
The project aims to connect islands and atolls of the Maldives a high-speed ferry network and make traveling between atolls more convenient and cheaper than domestic flights.
The project is set to be completed in 3 phases. Phase 1 will cover Zone 1, which are the most northern atolls of the Maldives.
The ferry network is a large-scale project that introduces efficient, affordable, convenient and sustainable passenger and cargo ferry services to all administrative islands of the country. In line with the Decentralisation Act, it aims to facilitate inclusive regional development by connecting people and services, accelerate social and economic growth, improve efficiency in the delivery of public services and improve mobility and accessibility for all citizens in all areas of the nation.
MTCC was contracted for this project earlier this year upon discussions with the President’s Cabinet.