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President instructs to implement Male streetscaping development plan

Nafaahath Ibrahim
20 November 2019, MVT 13:25
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
20 November 2019, MVT 13:25

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Tuesday instructed authorities to implement the Male City Streetscaping development plan.

The new 'Male' City Streetscaping Development Plan' aims to revamp Male' streets in a methodical manner to ensure safety and easy access for both pedestrians and vehicles.

Members of the Cabinet deliberated on the paper submitted by the Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure during the meeting held on Tuesday. The Cabinet decided to task the Male' City Council with the execution of the plan, as per the specifications in the paper.

Following this, the President made the decision to pursue the plan with recommendations from the Cabinet.

The development plan worth MVR 462 million addresses pressing urban issued faced by Male' City residents. It proposes the redevelopment and enhancement of streets with improved design elements. These include dedicated parking spaces for all wards, a pilot project on public transport, integration of underground network pipelines carrying essential utility services and stormwater management system.

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