Housing minister Dr. Mohamed Muizzu says government plans to build the country’s largest harbour in HDh. Kulhudhuffushi.
Muizzu said this on Sunday night, during the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) rally held in Kulhudhuffushi to mark the party’s sixth anniversary.
He revealed that government plans to build a 1100-foot long, 500-foot wide harbour, which will have a market and facilities to provide ferry service.
The harbour expension project will begin in May next year and will be funded by foreign aid, Muizzu said, adding that the project is proof of the love President Abdulla Yameen have for Kulhudhuffushi.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) last year approved a 9.6-million-dollar grant to Maldives to develop Kulhudhuffushi habour.
It has been reported that the project involves the construction of a passenger and cargo harbour that can cater to larger cargo vessels and accommodate long-distance passenger service from central and southern region. It has also been reported that when the project completes, the harbour’s capacity would increase from 150 to 250 vessels per day.