President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih inaugurated a series of newly completed infrastructure projects on Kinolhas Island in Raa Atoll on Wednesday. These projects, which were inaugurated during the President's ongoing visit to the islands of Raa Atoll, include an upgraded harbour, a newly built powerhouse, the FENAKA office, and the water and sewerage network project commissioning.
The administration contracted the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) to upgrade the island's harbour. The project included a range of improvements, such as deepening the harbour basin, installing a 162-metre groyne, constructing a 285-metre seawall, installing a 65-metre revetment, building a 186-metre quay wall, and undertaking other relevant harbour improvement efforts. These enhancements have improved the safety and functionality of the harbour, which was opened today for the benefit of the local community.
The Malé Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) was contracted to construct the island's water supply and sewerage network. The newly built powerhouse on Kinolhas Island represents a significant upgrade to the existing infrastructure. Its strategic location away from the residential area minimises disruption to the island's inhabitants. The state-of-the-art facility has a power generation capacity of 688 kilowatts.
The President also inaugurated the FENAKA office on the island, further enhancing the local infrastructure. The newly inaugurated infrastructure represents a significant investment in the development and well-being of the local community. These improvements will improve the quality of life for residents and support the island's continued growth.
Under President Solih's leadership, the administration has achieved significant strides towards equitable development across all inhabited islands in the Maldives. This includes enhancing the quality of life for citizens and empowering them to lead dignified lives. During his visits to various islands, President Solih is officially inaugurating the completion of numerous projects and services.