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.
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.