Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (Mifco) has packed a record number of tuna cans after 12 years.
Mifco said the hard work of their employees resulted in the packing of 60 tonnes of tuna cans on Monday.
According to Mifco, an amount close to this was last packed in 2007, where they packed 65 tonnes of tuna. As such, Mifco said the 60 tonnes packed on August 25 is a great achievement. They said, this shows such achievements can be acquired even in the future.
4,888 cases of tuna were packed in Felivaru fish factory last Monday. These include 3,946 cases of tuna in brine small cans, 46 cases of 1.8 kilogram big cans, and 196 pouches of packet tuna, which is hugely popular in both Europe and locally.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had previously stated that the only asset of Mifco which was profitable was the Felivaru fish factory. He has stated that he aims to make the company profitable before the end of this year.
The fish factory was officially opened in Lh. Felivaru on February 3, 1987.
While Felivaru had celebrated its 41st anniversary, the capacity of the factory has been increased from 15 tonnes to 50 metric tonnes.