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Surfers welcome after unveiling of Sinamale' bridge

Lujine Rasheed
30 August 2018, MVT 15:27
Surfing during the construction phase of the bridge; a number of local surfers have expressed their dismay upon the banning and have filed several complaints. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Lujine Rasheed
30 August 2018, MVT 15:27

Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Dr Mohamed Muizzu has stated that the unveiling of the Sinamale bridge, connecting Male and Hulhule, will also mark the restoration of the surfing point.

Surfing has been banned in the Sinamale bridge area following the construction of the bridge.

Since, a number of local surfers have expressed their dismay upon the banning and have filed several complaints to the Housing Ministry, as well as other relevant authorities.

In a press conference held on Wednesday by the Housing Ministry, Dr Muizzu claimed that arrangements to restore the surfing point, and the freedom for surfers to surf again had been pre-determined.

"We banned surfing for safety purposes. So with the unveiling of the bridge, all surfers should happily get back to surfing again!' said Dr Muizzu.

Sinamale bridge is set to officially open this Thursday. The opening ceremony will involve fireworks and other activities followed by a week-long festivities celebrating the successful completion of one of the biggest development projects undertaken by the country.

The bridge will open traffic lanes to the general public on September 7.

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