Addu City, Maldives – Mayor of Addu City, Ali Nizar has criticized G K Developments Pvt Ltd, which is responsible for the development of major roads of Addu City for the delay in the project.
Speaking on a TV program last night, Mayor Nizar told that G K Developments Pvt Ltd was not a company which was capable of handing such a project and that it has come to a point where the council has to run after the company to get project updates.
He also added that he has to call various people of the company on a daily basis to sort of different issues. Mayor Nizar also told that the project was not going according to the planned schedule and that the council was not happy with the progress of the project.
If the works went on as planned, four or five roads of Hithadhoo would have been completed now. And resurfacing works of Maradhoo and Feydhoo Rahdhebai Magu (main road) would have been completed.Ali Nizar, Mayor of Addu City
Mayor Nizar also told that the council had made a decision regarding the slow progress of the works by G K Developments Pvt Ltd and that the details of it would be revealed soon to the public.
It’s been two years since the project was awarded to them [G K Developments Pvt Ltd]. But the work is not being done.Ali Nizar, Mayor of Addu City
He also added that G K Developments Pvt Ltd‘s reasoning for the delay was the Covid-19 pandemic and that it was not a reasonable justification for the delay. Mayor Nizar told that the company has been given enough time to complete the project.
Under the project assigned to G K Developments Pvt Ltd by the Maldivian government, asphalt will be paved on 18 new roads and 3 main roads in Maradhoo, Maradhoofeydhoo and Feydhoo will be resurfaced.
The agreement of the project was signed on 23rd December 2019 between Maldives government and G K Developments Pvt Ltd and the total project value is MVR 134 million according to Addu City Council.