The Maldives Ministry of Economic Development has awarded the consultancy of Gulhifalhu harbor project at a cost of USD1.5 million to the Consortium formed by agencies from Denmark and Holland.
The consultancy project was awarded to the Consortium during a special ceremony held at the ministry on Sunday, where the ministry’s director Ahmed Miqdad signed on behalf of the Maldives state while Jesper Hader, the Director of the Consortium signed on behalf of the consultant.
The consortium was formed between Niraas and Maritime Business Solutions as a joint venture. The sub-consultants of the project will be local firms; Water Solutions, Clear Rain Maldives and Beach Rock Ventures.
The Maldives Ministry of Economic Development’s state minister Mohamed Iyad Hameed claimed that the consultancy is the most crucial phase of the project of developing international standard harbor at Gulhifalhu.
“The consultancy agents will be providing reports on the project phase by phase, and they will be completing the feasibility study, detailed designs and the EIA report along with the tender documents as well,” Mr Hameed noted.
He also clarified that the consultancy charge of USD1.5 million, GST inclusive, is a reasonable price given the immense task and the administrative expenses.