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Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has commenced the construction of the passenger terminal and fire building at Hoarafushi Airport.
The project to develop the passenger terminal and fire building at Hoarafushi Airport was contracted to MTCC on August 27. The project was contracted to be completed within 80 days, at a price of USD 1.04 million.
In addition to the passenger terminal and fire building, all the main components of the airport are also being developed by MTCC. Dredging and reclamation of 842,200 cubic metres of land required for the airport development project was commenced in April 2019 and completed in August 2019. Construction of 1,120 metres of revetment as shore protection around the airport was completed in March 2020.
The project also includes construction of a 1,200 metre runway, an 8,635 square-metre apron and taxiway, service roads, a 9,473 square-metre parking area, a 1,718 square-metre of fire access roads and 720 metres of airport security and beach fence area.
Hoarafushi has a population of over 3,400 people. The airport developed in the island will be the first in Haa Alifu Atoll.