Male, 13 November 1975
The Government of INDIA
The Government of MALDIVES,
PROCEEDING from the friendly relations existing between both countries and being interested to co-operate in the sphere of fish processing
HAVE AGREED as follows :
The Government of India shall co-operate in the setting up of a Tuna fish Canning Plant at Feliwaru in Maldives having a capacity
of 10,000 cans per day in accordance with the Project Report prepared in June, 1974 by the Engineering Projects (India) Limited.
For this purpose the Government of India shall provide complete design and engineering services and equipment listed in Annexure I.
Experts, engineers and other staff not available in Maldives, required for the supervision of erection of plant, equipment as well
as civil works shall be provided by the Government of India.
(1) The Government of India shall supply FOB Bombay the electric fittings required for the construction of the Tuna Fish Canning Plant
as per Annexure IV.
(2) The Government of India will also supply upto 400 tons of cement required for the project FOB Bombay.
The Government of India shall provide training facilities for the categories of personnel mentioned in Annexure II and III, who would
later be responsible for the operation of the plant:
(a) The categories of personnel mentioned in Annexure II shall be trained at the Works of Suppliers of various equipment for a period
of one to two months.
(b) The categories of personnel mentioned in Annexure III shall be trained in various institutes.
(c) In respect of the Trainees mentioned at (a) & (b) above, the Government of India will bear the cost of travel from Colombo
to Madras and back by I.A.C. and internal travel in India by rail, as also board and lodging.
The Government of Maldives shall grant visa/entry permits and further accord all necessary facilities for the visits of experts and
the engineers and their families from India to Maldives and back.
The government of Maldives shall, at their own expenses :
(a) provide internal transport in Maldives, suitable furnished family accommodation, medical attendance facilities for Indian experts
and engineers and their families. It is agreed that in first three months of the construction period, family members will not accompany
experts to Maldives. They shall also arrange suitably furnished accommodation for engineers, experts and other supporting staff;
(b) arrange to be delivered and stocked at Feliwaru all basic food materials required by the officials and/or their family members,
keeping in view proper standards. For storing purposes a deep-freezer of adequate capacity to store food for a fortnight shall also
be provided by them;
(c) arrange for collection and delivery of mail from Feliwaru at least once a week;
(d) provide wireless communication facilities both at Feliwaru and Naifaru for direct communication with Male;
(e) provide wireless or telex communication facilities at Male for dispatch and receipt of message from Bombay/Delhi;
(f) permit duty-free import of personal and household effects of the Indian experts and engineers and their families;
(g) make arrangements for the transportation (including payment of customs duty and other charges if any) of machinery and equipment
mentioned in Annexure I and IV and any other equipment, stores etc. required;
(h) arrange to complete within six months as per the detailed PERT/CPM time requirements all civil works including structural, trusses,
walls, roofing, tiling, internal wiring, providing doors, windows, shutters, fly-proof netting, false roofing etc. and water supply
(i) make all to and from shipping arrangements from Bombay-Male-Feliwaru (or any other intermediate point) etc., preferably through
the Maldivian Shipping Corporation, who are aware of the shipping routes in this area. Ships having cranes of 10 ton capacity shall
(j) make all loading and unloading arrangements at Male and Feliwaru within three months. They shall also include provision for :
(ii) Barge : the Government of Maldives would provide one of its existing barges of size 20ft. x 70 ft. and capable of sailing in
a draught of 4 ft. and capacity of 10 tons, safe and adequate for unloading of heavy equipment at Feliwaru.
(iii) Construction of jetty suitable for docking of barge of size (30 ft x 100 ft) and 45 ft motor boats. The jetty should be capable
of taking 10 ton load.
(iv) Deepening of sea approach and construction of protection wall, if necessary.
(v) Rail tracks or any other suitable arrangements for the unloading and transporting of the equipment to the site.
(vi) Derrick or any other suitable arrangements for the unloading and transporting of the equipment to the site.
(k) temporary electric power for construction purposes : 40 KVA for as is considered necessary by experts on both sides) 440 V. 3
phase, 50 c/s;
(l) arrange all items such as furniture for office, fans typewriters, almirahs for office, filing cabinets etc.;
(m) allow Engineering Projects (India ) Limited the use of the existing workshop facilities at Male free of any cost whatsoever;
(n) make all possible arrangements for the security of men/material against theft or damage by intruders;
(o) provide skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labour at their own cost;
(p) make arrangements at their own cost in the event of illness or injury to any person at site, for expeditiously transferring him/her
to Male/Colombo for treatment;
(q) make transport arrangement for Indian experts, technicians and/or their family members between Feliwaru and Male at reasonable
The Indian experts and engineers shall be exempted from payment of Maldivian Income-tax.
A joint expert Committee shall be established for evolving and implementing measures for the execution of the present Agreement.
The Committee shall meet with such frequency and at such places as may be mutually agreed. The Committee shall comprise a representative
each of the Government of India, the Government of Maldives and Engineering Projects (India) Limited.
The Contracting Parties, may be mutual agreement make amendments to the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding.
The present Memorandum of Understanding will come into force on the date of signature and shall be operative for a period of 90 days
from the date of completion of the project. In case it is felt by the Government of Maldives that for the satisfactory operation
of the plant after the said period assistance of Indian experts is required, the matter will be discussed between the two Governments
and mutually settled.
The present Memorandum of Understanding has been signed as Male on this day, Thirteenth of November 1975 in two originals in English
language both texts being equally authentic and valid.
For and on behalf of the
For and on behalf of the
Government of India
Government of Maldives
AMIR AHMED HIIMY FARANA KILEGEFANU
Charge dí Affairs of India to the
Vice President of the
Republic of Maldives
Republic of Maldives
ILLUSTRATIVE LIST OF MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT TO BE SUPPLIED IN
PURSUANCE OF THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING INITIALLED
ON 13th NOVEMBER, 1975
1. Tables with aluminium top size 240 cms x 90 cms 15
2. G.I.Washing vats
3. Stainless steel knives 137
4. Pre-cooking retort
5. Weighing machines (capacity 0.500 kg.) 1
6. Conveyor for movement of Cans 1
7. Weighing machine (capacity 0.1 kg.) 8 Nos.
8. Liquid filling machine
9. Exhaust Box
10. Semi-Automatic Double seamer 1 No.
11. Galvanised vessels
13. Can Reformer
15. Double Seamer 1 No.
16. Embossing machine 1 No.
18. Water Treatment Plant 1 No.
19. Pulveriser 1 No.
20. Diesel generating sets 3
21. Laboratory equipment 1 set
22. Workshop equipment 1 set
23. Ice Plant and Cold Storage 1 set
PERSONNEL ENTITLED FOR TRAINING FACILITIES AT THE WORKS OF
1. Refrigeration and Ice Plant Operators 2 Nos.
2. Boiler Operators 1 No.
3. Electricians 2 Nos.
4. Welders 2 Nos.
5. Piping Mechanic 1 No.
6. Canning Machine Operator 1 No.
PERSONNEL ENTITLED FOR TRAINING FACILITIES AT VARIOUS
1. Production Manager 1 No.
2. Supervisors 10 Nos.
3. Laboratory Technicians
4. Ice Plant and Cold Storage Foreman
5. Women workers 10 Nos.
LIST OF ELECTRICALS TO BE SUPPLIED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
I. L.T. Switch Board :
(i) Incoming Control Panels 3 Nos.
(ii) Bus Coupler 2 Nos.
(iii) Outgoing Panels 2 Nos.
(iv) TPN switching for Processing Hall 5
II. Motors with starters and accessories as per requirements
III. Cables Copper PVC type as per requirements
IV. Complete fluorescent tube fittings as per requirements
V. Enamelled Reflectors, shades and Protectors as per requirements
VI. Sockets, switches, plugs, holders, etc. and other as per requirements
such accessories and fittings
VII. 85 SG Copper earthing wire as per requirement
VIII. Any other electrical accessories required