Dhiyaneru to be Developed as a Safe Harbor and Marina for Safari Boats

PUBLISHED September 06, 2023 | updated September 06, 2023 02:11

The Government of Maldives has announced and started the work of Dhiyaneru Lagoon in Kaafu Atoll to be developed as a safe harbor and marina with supporting facilities.

Most recently, Capital Marine and Civil Construction Company Private Limited (CMC) was handed over the works of land reclamation and infrastructure development of Dhiyaneru Lagoon along with Thilafushi Area D by Urbanco. An area of 24.6 hectares will be reclaimed from Dhiyaneru Lagoon. 

During the Maldives Boating Awards 2022, the Minister of Tourism, Abdulla Mausoom revealed the concept design for the development of a harbor at Dhiyaneru Lagoon, which he said will benefit safari operators. Speaking at the ceremony, he highlighted the lack of infrastructure preventing the operation of more safari vessels. 

Since then, the government has aimed to develop a harbor and marina with berthing services for safari and supply vessels at Dhiyaneru lagoon. The harbor and marina is expected to accommodate safe mooring and servicing for 500 vessels of different sizes. 

Urbanco commented that the expansion of Dhiyaneru lagoon will play a key role in providing a solution for accommodation, meeting the growing demand for marina spaces by vessels.


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