First four vessels of High-speed Ferry Network taken to Haa Dhaalu Atoll, preparing to begin

Four vessels built to be part of the new High Speed Ferry Network has been handed over to the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC).

Gulf Craft handed over the MTCC yesterday. The CEO of MTCC, Adam Azim said that the four vessels will travel to the Haa Dhaalu Atoll today to do test trips of the routes in the new ferry network.

While MVR 107 million is set to be spent for the project, MTCC has contracted the building of 17 vessels with a capacity of 50 passengers to Gulf Craft.

The MTCC CEO has previously said that the project divides the country to six regions and all will be connected through the network early this year. And when the network is completed, a total of 60 vessels will be in operation.

The first phase of the Integrated National Public Ferry Network will be connecting Haa Alifu Atoll, Haa Dhaalu Atoll and Shaviyani Atoll through service to 41 islands.