Mega road development project launched in Addu

President Solih launched work on the Addu Road Development Project | Photo: PO

Addu City, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih officially launched the road development project in Addu City, the first of its size in the city.

The project was officially launched on Sunday during a special ceremony, where President Solih was accompanied by Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdullah Shahid and Minister of External Affairs of India Dr. S. Jaishankar.

By the end of the MVR 1.2 billion project contracted to India’s Afcons Infrastructure Limited, a total of 107 kilometres of road is expected to be developed to modern standards, including the installation of a 103 kilometer stormwater drainage system to solve the flooding issues currently prevalent in the city during rainy monsoons.

As such, 40 kilometres of road will be made with asphalt and the remaining 67 kilometres will be made by using a cement stabilised base layer, in Hithadhoo, Maradhoo, Maradhoo Feydhoo, Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo.

The project also involves building a four-lane detour link road stretching 1.43 kilometers which will link the Hithadhoo Gaukede with Maradhoo. 

The launch of this project in Addu was one of many projects launched and inaugurated in the city during President Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed’s visit to Addu.