Hulhumeedhoo-Hithadhoo bridge will be built: Yameen

Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and People’s National Congress (PNC) coalition leader, former President Abdulla Yameen being welcomed in Hulhumeedhoo, Addu City. | Photo: PPM

Addu City, Maldives – Opposition leader, former President Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom has said that he will build a bridge connecting Hithadhoo and Hulhumeedhoo of Addu City if his party comes to power.

The former President said this while speaking at a gathering with his supporters in Hulhumeedhoo yesterday.

Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom had pledged to construct a bridge in Addu City, which will connect the islands of Hithadhoo and Meedhoo in 2018 during the presidential campaign as well.

President Abdulla Yameen made the pledge while speaking at the function to mark the completion of five projects in Hulhumeedhoo, as part of his trip to Addu City in September 2018.

Speaking at a rally in Hulhumeedhoo yesterday evening, Yameen said the bridge would be built as the people of Hulhumeedhoo wanted under a PPM government and that the rights lost with the bridge should be restored by amending the law.

In addition, despite being a city, the needs of Hulhumeedhoo are limited and why nothing can be done, he said.

Addu City, which has the largest population besides Malé City, was converted into a city including Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo, which are separate islands in Addu. As a result, the biggest complaint of the residents of the two islands is that they have to cross the sea to the other side to get the services they need from a city.