India’s Afcons Infrastructure Ltd meets with Addu City Council regarding road development

Afcons Infrastructure Limited meets with Addu City Council regarding road development. | Photo: Addu City Council

Addu City, Maldives — Afcons Infrastructure Limited conducts a meeting with the Addu City Council to discuss about the road development project.

The meeting was held at the Addu City Council where Afcons Infrastructure Limited discussed with the City Council members about acqcuiring the project sites needed to proceed with the Addu road development project.

The Mayor of Addu City, Abdullah Sodiq in turn assured the company that during the upcoming three days, the council will assign the company with the lands needed to establish the project sites.

According to the terms of the contract, Afcons needs to complete the project within 730 days. A seven member team from the company will be arriving in Addu City tomorrow for the project.

The project will be financed under the USD 800 million line of credit from the Exim Bank of India.

The USD 147.1 million project to develop the roads of the city and also reclamation of 228 hectares of land is set to be completed within 24 months. This project includes paving of about 40 km of unpaved road and providing street lights and CCTV coverage for all islands of Addu. In addition to this, the road work involves development of a new 4-lane bypass through the shallow back-reef on the ocean side connecting Hithadhoo Island with Maradhoo Island. The project also includes establishing a drainage system for all roads in Addu except for Feydhoo district, with approximately 103km in length.

The total length is about 1.5 km out of which about 0.9 km will be on embankment and will require shore protection and borrow material and the remaining length is bridged with two bridges of 210m and 450m length. In addition to this, the resurfacing of 3.315 km of existing roads is also included in the project’s scope.