Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has begun laying asphalt on runway of the airport in Funadhoo Island in Shaviyani Atoll.
Asphalt laying commenced after the company reclaimed a total of 21 hectares of land from the northern side of the island. The runway created under the project stretches to 1.2 kilometers.
MTCC had not given a date for the commencement for this phase of the project.
The reclamation work had begun in January 2018 using MTCC’s Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger, “Mahaa Jarraaf”.
A total of 21 Hectares of land was reclaimed from the west of Funadhoo’s northern side and the runway will stretch to a kilometer of 1.2.
The budget for the runway project amounts to MVR 89 million out of which MVR 49 million was spent on the reclamation project of Funadhoo Island.