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Govt to connect islands in three atolls via causeways

Shahudha Mohamed
11 July 2019, MVT 12:53
Causeway in Addu Atoll. PHOTO: MIHAARU FILES
Shahudha Mohamed
11 July 2019, MVT 12:53

Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure opened for interested candidates to submit their design bids for causeways connecting several islands in Meemu, Thaa and Laamu Atoll.

The bids must be presented along with an environmental consultancy required for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the project.

Planning Ministry further asserted that islands to be connected via causeways are those placed geographically in the same lagoon.

Proposed causeway projects

Kunahandhoo - Mendhoo causeway in Laamu Atoll

Kalaidhoo - Dhanbidhoo causeway in Laamu Atoll

Hithadhoo - Mendhoo causeway in Laamu Atoll

Veymandoo - Kinbidhoo causeway in Thaa Atoll

Muli - Naalaafushi causeway in Meemu Atoll

The ministry scheduled a meeting on Wednesday to provide further details and information about the projects.

Interested parties must place their bids by next Wednesday.

Connecting the islands of Laamu and Thaa Atoll was an electoral pledge of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during campaign visits to the atolls.

Addu City and various islands in Laamu Atoll are already connected by causeways.