Most projects in Addu will commence within six months: President Solih

Male’, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, giving the Presidential address at the Parliament today, has said that many of the pledged projects to be carried out in Addu City will commence within the next six months.

He detailed that while currently the project to develop the roads of the city to a modern fashion fashion is in progress, the project will be handed over to a party for implementation with in this month, following the conclusion of the bid process.

We are working on commencing most of the projects during the upcoming six months

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives

This comes as the people of Addu continue to raise questions over the delay in development brought to the city, despite multiple pledges previously during various campaigns.

While Addu City is currently the most populous city of the country after the capital Malé, the government has revealed that a total of MVR 6.3 billion will be spent on the development of the city, excluding the MVR 3.8 billion which India has pledged via its credit line towards the development of roads and harbors of the southern most geographical atoll of the country.

Apart from road development, the ruling party pledged to resolve the existing issues within the electrical, sewerage and water supply systems in the city, as well as to develop the existing Gan International Airport, while expanding options to broaden the tourism industry in the city, during the presidential campaigns.

Addu has been described as a location which should be the hub of development in the southern region of the country by President Solih’s government and that this is exactly the focus of the administration towards the city.