Reclamation works commence at Lhaviyani atoll Hinnavaru island

16 August 2010 : 9:51

Reclamation Works under the ‘4 Island reclamation project’ commence at Lhaviyani atoll Hinnavaru island on 14th August 2010. The works are undertaken by the Netherlands dredging company Boskalis International bv and is financed by the ING bank. Under this project 27 hectares of land will be reclaimed and will be protected using rock revetment.

The bund works in preparation for the reclamation works commenced earlier this year in June. The shore protection works sub-contracted to MT-Hojgaard, will commence immediately after the reclamation works.

The reclamation and shore protection works is scheduled to be completed by the end of April 2011.

Hinnavaru reclamation and shore protection project cost totals to 197 million Maldivian Rufiyaa.