Addu road construction project to commence mid July: Afcons

Employees of Afcons Infrastructure Limited. | Photo: Afcons

Addu City, Maldives — Afcons Infrastructure Limited has announced that the road construction project of Addu City will begin in mid july.

Speaking to local media outlet, “AdduLive”, the project manager on behalf of Afcons company, Manoj Sharma informed that they have finished 65% of the survey needed to construct the 106km road in Addu City.

Manoj stated that 95% of the Hithadhoo survey has been completed and they are currently proceeding with the survey for Maradhoo and Maradhoofeydhoo. While the surveys of the joint islands of Addu City are expected to finish within this week, Manoj stated that they are preparing to begin the survey for Hulhumeedhoo on June 17.

According to the terms of the contract, Afcons needs to complete the project within 730 days. 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.

While the laborers for the construction of the road are expected to arrive on July to Addu City, the Arons company is preparing to start the project in mid july by the time the workers finish their quarantine.