MNDF and MTCC signs in project agreement of Girifushi Training Center Coastal Protection

Updated: 14-06-2021, 19:00

MNDf and MTCC signs in agreement of the Girifushi Training Center Coastal Protection Project.

Parties from both attended the ceremony held today at Ban’daara Koshi. While Commandant of Service Corps, Brigadier General Haamidh Shafeeq signed the agreement on behalf of MNDF, it was Chief Executive Officer of MTCC, Adam Azim who fulfilled the honors on their side.

As stated in the agreement, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report should be produced within 28 days starting today and the project should be initiated within 14 days after attaining report results. MTCC has been assigned responsible in upgrading 315 meters of coastal barrier in a duration of 145 days.

Existing coastal barrier of Girifushi Training Center has seen several repair work although no permanent solutions have been found. High currents inside the harbor has damaged vessels and has proven to be an obstacle in conducting training and programs.

President of Maldives and Commander in Chief of MNDF, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during his visit in inspecting the reopening of Girifushi Firing Range, inquired about the harbor hurdles. Making of the project a reality is due thanks to efforts by the government.

Agreements between MNDF and MTCC were later made at the meeting held to discuss the matter at hand. Sheet piling and concrete beam works of Girifushi harbour dates back to 1998 and 2002 respectively.

Meeting between MNDF leadership and MTCC management after the signing ceremony took place, where attendees included Minister of Defense Mariya Ahmed Didi, Chief of Defense Force Major General Abdullah Shamaal, Vice Chief of Defense Force Brigadier General AbdulRaheem AbdulLatheef, MNDF General Officers, MNDF Service Corps senior officers, as well as CEO of MTCC, Adam Azim and seniors of the company. Minister of Defense Mariya Ahmed Didi in her speech, expressed gratitude towards the constant aid of MTCC and thanked them for agreeing upon paying the full amount in installments over 2 years.