Addu City, Maldives – The machinery required for the Addu Road Development Project has been brought to Addu City this afternoon.
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.
The Ministry of National Planning, Housing & Infrastructure detailed that under this agreement the following things will also be built and developed in the city.
- Storm water drainage: total length of drainage system is approximately 103 kilometers.
- Road development: asphalt road to be built in total 40 kilometers of Hithadhoo, Maradhoo, Maradhoofeydhoo, Feydhoo and Hulhumeedhoo roads combined. Along with this, 60 kilometers of Cement Stabilized Base (C.S.B) layer to be built in the roads without asphalt. 3.4 kilometer of the present asphalt roads to be resurfaced and CCTV cameras, lights and other traffic safety equipment to be attached.
- Detour 4 land link road: 1.463 kilometers of new 4 land detour link road to be built near Hankede bridge.
This is the first machinery container to arrive in Addu city containing road drainage machinery. The project is reported to continue at a fast pace given that no major hurdles occur.