President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday stated that the results of handing over Ice Plant operations to FENAKA Corporation have been fruitful. He made these remarks speaking at the inauguration of the new powerhouse, FENAKA Corporation’s administrative building and Ice Plant on F. Feeali Island. The ceremony was held at the Feeali harbour area this afternoon.

The President was joined at the inauguration ceremony by First Lady Fazna Ahmed, Cabinet ministers, parliamentarians, senior government officials, the staff of government offices and institutions, and members of the residential community.

At the event, President Solih remarked that the government deliberated extensively on the operations of the Ice Plants before handing them over to FENAKA Corporation. He further stated that the Ice Plants presently operated by FENAKA Corporation have begun providing services to fishermen.

Reflecting on FENAKA Corporation’s services, President Solih vowed to sustain the services currently offered, such as electricity, water and sanitation, and providing ice to fishermen. He expressed his appreciation to all the staff members of FENAKA Corporation for their efforts.

The President emphasised that Feeali is a fisher island and touched on the administration’s efforts to improve the fishing industry. In this regard, The President also promised a better price for fish in the near future.

Highlighting that more development projects would be implemented on the island, The President acknowledged the need for land reclamation. He stated that MTCC is in the process of placing bund walls for the project and added that the development projects on Feeali Island must align with the views of its residential community.

The new powerhouse and the FENAKA Corporation’s administrative building on F. Feeali Island are located away from the residential area, easing numerous difficulties previously faced by the residents. The administrative building equipped with modern amenities can accommodate up to 30 employees. The Ice Plant is equipped to generate 25 tonnes of ice and offers a storage capacity of 50 tonnes.