Maldives Transport and Construction Company (MTCC), on Wednesday, announced it has completed laying asphalt along a 2.2 kilometer in Hulhumeedhoo, Addu City.
50 millimeter thick asphalt was laid along the 2.2 kilometer road as part of a project to construct Bahaudheen road.
With the completion of the asphalt work, MTCC is now braced to begin the finishing work needed to complete the project.
The scope of the Bahaudheen road construction project includes the establishment of a storm water management system, construction of sidewalk paving, construction of speed breakers, laying of crossing pipe, tree pits and construction of carriageway.
MTCC’s General Manager Ramzi Abubakr told Sun on Wednesday afternoon that the company has completed 80 percent of the Bahaudheen road construction project.
The company is scheduled to begin laying the sidewalk paving at the end of this month.
“We faced trouble securing pavement blocks. They are being brought in from India. We faced a delay in bringing in the material due to the lockdown, but now expect to receive the shipment around the 20th of this month,” said Ramzi.
The Bahaudheen road construction project is valued at MVR 42.5 million and was contracted to MTCC on March 27, 2019. The company expects to complete the project by August.
The coronavirus outbreak had resulted in a halt in MTCC’s projects across the country, but the company has since resumed work on many of the projects this month, with the relaxation of the lockdown.
EXPANSION OF KULHUDHUFFUSHI REGIONAL HOSPITAL BEGINS
MTCC announced it also commenced work on expanding the H. Dh. Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital this Wednesday.
The scope of the Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital expansion project includes construction of a ward block, construction of a walkway, renovation of the Out-Patient Department (OPD) area, and renovation of the laboratory area.
The ward will have 30 beds.
The project is valued at MVR 30.3 million and was contracted to MTCC on November 14, 2019.