Maldives: Maamendhoo Harbour Dredging Plan Announced
Environmental Protection Agency has announced a plan for the Maamendhoo Harbour dredging program. The mentioned harbour is located in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Maldives.
The project involves new and maintenance dredging of an area of 22,230 m2 to a depth of -3.0 m MSL, extension of the existing breakwater and construction of quay wall and revetments.
A total area of 5,625 m2 will be reclaimed to +1.5 m (MSL) and protected using revetments. The existing harbour will be expanded by about 400 ft in length.
All project activities will be in conformance to the laws and regulations of the Maldives, and relevant international conventions that Maldives is party to.
The main goal of this project is to improve the access facilities of Maamendhoo Island to facilitate improvement in the social and economic condition of the island. The existing harbour in the island is in urgent need of repair and maintenance.
Maamendhoo Harbour is used by large fishing vessels, safari boats and cargo vessels and the fishing and transport sectors of the island require expansion of the harbour facilities for access and anchorage.
Dredging Today Staff, March 14, 2013