President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu revealed plans for an underwater tunnel connecting Male’ and Ras Male’. The visionary project includes a railway for tourists to marvel at the underwater beauty, promising a significant boost to the tourism industry. The administration has already commenced feasibility studies and is set to engage developers with the technical expertise to bring this ambitious tunnel to life.
Addressing the Male’ City Council’s new leadership, President Muizzu emphasized the importance of empowering councils nationwide. He highlighted recent Cabinet decisions granting island councils the authority to manage uninhabited islands and lagoons, aiming to enhance revenue and ensure transparent financial gains from commercial units in Male’ associated with their respective atolls.
Discussing the developmental outlook for Male’ City, President Muizzu assured that ongoing projects, including the completion of the Ras Malé development, would address housing needs within the five-year term. Road redevelopment and increased parking areas were also promised to alleviate city challenges.
On the healthcare front, efforts to establish a 100-bed tertiary hospital in Villimale’ were detailed, while construction of a new fish market in Male’ City is set to commence post-Ramadan. The President further authorized new residential buildings, addressing the housing needs of Sinamale’ and Male’ Hiya flat residents and commissioning 500 housing units for Villimale’. These initiatives underscore the administration’s commitment to significant development across various sectors.