Infrastructure Minister Dr. Abdullah Mutalib revealed that the contract for the Thilamale’ Bridge has been extended, pushing the completion date to September 2026. This extension comes as part of the decisions made during the final days of the previous government led by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
Originally slated to be finished by 2024, the bridge project’s timeline was adjusted, and the revised agreement aims to have the project completed by September 30, 2026. Minister Mutalib emphasized that the current priority is adhering to this new schedule and exploring ways to expedite the construction process.
It’s noteworthy that despite the extension and the supplementary agreement signed during the previous government’s term, no additional funds will be allocated for the Thilamale’ Bridge project. The focus remains on efficient project completion within the existing budgetary constraints.
The delay in the construction of the bridge has prompted dissatisfaction among the public, with citizens expressing concerns about the impact of the timeline shift on the overall infrastructure development plan. The government, under new leadership, faces the challenge of addressing these concerns while ensuring the timely and successful completion of this significant infrastructure project.