Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has been granted an MVR 45 million project by the Ministry of National Planning, Housing, and Infrastructure to construct shore protection on two islands in Thaa Atoll.
The project was awarded to MTCC by the planning ministry with the goal of completing the shore protection in Thaa Buruni and Thaa Gaadhifushi within a year.
The Green Fund, which is made up of the Green Tax paid by every visitor entering the nation, is funding the shore preservation initiatives.
Buruni Island’s shore protection effort is projected to cost MVR 28.87 million and take 240 days to complete, while Gaadhifushi Island’s beach protection project is estimated to cost MVR 17.76 million and take 180 days to complete.
According to MTCC, the Buruni shore protection works include 21,181.80 cubic meters of beach infill, the building of a 220-meter revetment, and the construction of a 369-meter breakwater.
Meanwhile, in Gaadhifushi, project work includes the building of a 500-meter revetment and a 15-meter groyne, as well as an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).