Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Plc (MTCC) was awarded the first phases of the “Integrated National Public Ferry Network” project by the Government of Maldives back in January 2021. This ambitious ferry network is a major project that will introduce affordable, convenient and sustainable passenger and cargo ferry services to all administrative divisions of Maldives.
Under this phase, services are set to commence this September for the islands in Zone 1; being a total of 41 islands from the atolls: Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaal and Shaviyani. Accordingly, 17 speedboats will be utilized in total; 14 in operation and 3 in back up.
Today, the construction giant has contacted Gulf Craft Maldives to design and built 17 speed ferries in this regard. The agreement pertaining to the matter was signed by the CEO of MTCC Mr. Adam Azim whereas the Chairman of Gulf Craft Maldives Mr. Mohammed Hussain Alshaali signed for them.
The ferries that will be built on this accord will be equipped to achieve thrice the speed of the ferries currently being used and can accommodate up to 50 passengers. It will be air-conditioned and easily accessible to disabled or sick persons. These boats will have a restroom and also an area to store luggage of passengers.
MTCC has already initiated the establishment of ferry terminals under the “Integrated National Public Ferry Network” project with the ground breaking of the first ferry terminal at Ha. Hoarafushi.