600 Indian expatriates to fly in for major MPS project

Expatriates wait for a chance at registration at the National Football Stadium in capital city Male' | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Indian Company ABL Indira Projects JV, on Sunday, announced that they will be bringing 600 expatriates to the Maldives for a major undertaking by the Maldives Police Service.

The EPL contract between the Maldivian government and Indira Projects entails the construction of 61 buildings to be used by the local authority.

According to Indian media, the company’s Chairman Bhupesh Nagarajan revealed to press that the expatriates being brought to the Maldives include 500 labourers from Tamil Nadu and around 100 engineers.

The chairman also claimed that of the aforementioned 500 labourers, people who were previously working in Middle Eastern countries and had lost their jobs following the pandemic were prioritised in the selection.

Furthermore, news outlets from the neighbouring nation have reported that a special flight will be arranged for the expatriates to travel to the Maldives and that visas will be provided for them.

There is a long history between the two countries that involves Indian expatriate workers migrating to the Maldives to aid in numerous and varying projects. The majority of these projects are also assigned to Indian companies.