MVR 5 Billion worth projects ongoing in Addu: Fayyaz

Minister Fayyaz Ismail (second from left) with MPs of Addu and MD of Addu Airport | Photo: adduLIVE

Addu City, Maldives – The Economic Minister of Maldives, Fayyaz Ismail has said that approximately MVR 5 Billion worth projects are currently ongoing in Addu City.

While speaking at an interview of the local media outlet, “RaajeTv”, Minister Fayyaz informed that the incumbent government is currently working on approximately MVR 5 Billion worth projects in Addu City. Minister Fayyaz added that the construction of the 40 Kilometer road in Addu is currently at the tendering stage and that this project is being carried out by the neighboring country, India.

Minister Fayyaz continued to say that in the near future, they will be clearing 2-3 small islands in Addu for resort purposes. He said that hopefully this will increase tourism rate in the southern part of Maldives.

Although the Maldivian government has already initiated a project to solve the electrical problems in Addu atoll, Minister Fayyaz said that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic this project is going at a slower rate than they had expected.

Minister Fayyaz further assured that they have also managed to secure enough money for the Gan development project of Addu City. According to Minister Fayyaz, this project will commence at the beginning of 2021.

Although Minister Fayyaz has given the assurance that these projects will commence by 2021, several locals have complained saying that it has been two years since the presidency of Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and they have still not seen any progress of the major projects the government has been talking about.