068-i. Advisory review: EIA for Land Reclamation of Viligili Island - Maldives

Advisory reports and other documents

23 Oct 2006: Advisory review
Accompanying Letter
Appendices Advice

Significant details

A Netherlands dredging company applied for ORET-grants for a dredging and land reclamation project on the tsunami stricken Viligili Island at the Gaafu Alifu atoll in the Maldives. This has been done at the request of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Planning and Development in the Maldives.
The proposed project aims at creating a safer and larger island for the Viligili residents. The project involves enlargement of the island by 44 hectares (presently the size of the island is 56 hectares) and the construction of a bund  wall on the east side of the island of 2.4 meter above sea level. Due to the enlargement of the island a new larger port will be constructed as well.

This the second EIA for a land reclamation project for which the Commission is requested to provide an advisory review.  In 2005 the Commission reviewed an EIA for Vilufushi island. The enlargement of this island has been finalized in the first half of 2006 and the lessons learned from the monitoring will be applied during the enlargement of Viligili island.

Receipt e-mail with request for Advice: 12 July 2006
Submission of Final Advisory review: 23 October 2006

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Trudi van Ingen
Marinus (Rinus) Vis, PhD

Chair: Klaas-Jan Beek
Technical secretary: Arend Kolhoff

Proponent and Component Authority

Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster nv

Component Authority
FMO - the Netherlands Development Finance Company

Further details

Country: Maldives

Last modified: 15 Apr 2019