Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC)’s Managing Director Adam Azim said on Wednesday that K. Kudagiri will be developed and opened as a picnic island in the middle of next year.
He made the statement at the signing of the contract for the Kudagiri development project on Wednesday afternoon.
The contract was signed by Director-General of Planning Ministry Fathimath Shana Farooq and MTCC’s MD Azim in a ceremony at the Planning Ministry headquarters.
Following the signing of the contract, Azim said work on the project will begin this September, and the island will be open for picnic-goers within the next six to eight months.
“Work will begin this September, and arrangements for picnic-goers will be established within the next six to eight months,” he said.
Azim noted that Kudagiri is larger than K. Kudabandos – which had previously served as a picnic island in the region.
He also said that the current administration encourages speedy projects, motivating MTCC to increase the speed of its projects.
The Kudagiri project is valued at MVR 41 million.