The second phase of the Hulhumalé Dredging & Reclamation project in the Maldives is about to begin in the next few weeks. The $50 million project was awarded to Dredging International NV, Belgium earlier this year.
Arrival of Dredging International’s vessel that will take part in the project has been set for late December. Preparations for the vessel’s arrival, including laying pipes, are already on the way, according to Suhail Ahmed, the Housing Development Corporation (HDC)’s Managing Director.
It is estimated that the Hulhumalé Phase II reclamation and coastal protection works will be completed by the end of December 2015.
The Hulhumalé Phase II comprises of 240 hectares of land with a target population of 100,000 people. This development consists of Residential Developments, Business District & Commercial Spine, Light Industrial Park, Yatch Marina & Cruise Terminal, Knowledge Park & Technology Park, Heritage Island and a Tourism District.
Both Hulhumalé Phase I & Phase II developments are planned in line with the Government’s overall vision to bring about sustainable youth related developments.
This dredging project is scheduled to complete in late December 2015. As it lasts so long that wear resistant dredging pipes have to be used. UHMWPE pipe supplier-Luoyang Jinhui Machinery And Electric Co., Ltd.