MoU signed with India for Greater Male' bridge project

MoU signing ceremony for Greater Male' Connectivity project. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The MoU for the grant aid of USD 100 million by India to the Maldives for the Greater Male' Connectivity bridge project was signed today.

Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid signed the agreement on behalf of the Maldives while Indian Ambassador to the Maldives Sanjay Sudheer signed the agreement on behalf of India.

India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who is in the Maldives on an official visit, was also in attendance at the ceremony. 

The bridge project will be the biggest infrastructure development project ever to be run in the Maldives. It is being funded by a loan of USD 400 million from India's Exim Bank.

The bridge will see the already connected Hulhumale', Hulhule, and Male' City fully connected by land with Vilimale', Gulhifalhu, and Thilafushi.