Male’, Maldives – Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure has announced for a virtual meeting to get public opinion on the Thilafushi-Male’ bridge project (Greater Male Connectivity Project).
CDE Consulting, which is undertaking the Environmental Impact Assesment (EIA) for this project released an announcement stating that the meeting will be held on October 26 at 16:00 hrs. The meeting is set to be held over Zoom and registration has been open to attend this meeting.
The Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) includes a 6.7 km bridge and causeway network connecting Male, Villingili, Gulhifalhu and Thilafushi and as per the current government this would be a national economic engine and lifeline connecting Hulhumale’, Hulhule’ and Male’ with the proposed Gulhifalhu Port and the Thilafushi Industrial Zone.
The project is being financed through a USD 400 million loan from EXIM Bank of India and with an additional USD 100 million grant from the Indian government. The agreement between EXIM Bank of India and the Maldivian government was signed on October 12, 2020.