Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) is preparing to start the dredging operations for the construction of Alifushi Airport.
The government awarded the dredging works for the airport development project to MTCC in September last year.
The value of the contract is MVR 452 million ($29.3 million), and the project should be completed within 750 days.
A total of 50.5 hectares of land will be dredged for the construction of the airport, including 40.5 hectares for the airport and 105 hectares for housing.
Also, a 2.871-metre area of revetment and a 480-meter groyne will also be constructed.
The airport will have a 1,200-metre runway, taxiway, terminal buildings, security fence, fire station, and service road.