Land reclamation for Magoodhoo airport underway

Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) last week released the latest update on its F. Magoodhoo airport development project.


On November 16, MTCC mobilized the latest addition to its fleet – the cutter suction dredger Bodu Jarraafa – for the land reclamation operations in this area.

MTCC photo

The company also completed the Bund Wall construction works, according to the update note.

Scope of works includes:

  • island land reclamation operations – 17 hectares,
  • airport land reclamation operations – 30.8 hectares,
  • construction of a 3,339m revetment,
  • a 90m groyne.

The value of the project is MVR 206.88 million ($13.4 million).

MTCC photo

The Bodu Jarraafa is the latest model of IHC Beaver cutter suction dredger, the Beaver B65 DDSP, capable of dredging at the depth of 18 meters.