MPL Launches New Shelter to Enhance Port Labourer Facilities

  • Maldives
PUBLISHED 10 March 2024

Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) has opened a new shelter for port labourers, addressing long-standing concerns about inadequate resting facilities in the harbour zone.

The need for improved accommodations was a focus during President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu’s 2023 presidential campaign. President Muizzu acknowledged the issues faced by labourers and highlighted the lack of rest areas as a significant concern.

The new shelter was inaugurated by the CEO of MPL, Mohamed Waheed, alongside Ibrahim Waheed, the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Information, and Arts, Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim, Principal Secretary to the President on Public Policy, and Ibrahim Shujau, a member of the Male’ City Council from Hulhumale’.

Labourers iexpressed their gratitude to President Dr. Muizzu and his administration for taking action to address the challenges they have faced in their working environment over the past two and a half decades.

MPL has described the new shelter as a modern, two-story building designed with the specific needs of the workers in mind.