Road Development Corporation (RDC) has denied that there was an agreement signed with Male’ City Council on the development of Ameenee Magu in Male’ City.
The statement was made by Managing Director of RDC Moosa Ali Manik (Mookey), after the Male’ City Council claimed the project had already been signed with the council before the project was taken over by the Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure and re-contracted to RDC at a higher price with heavy accusations of corruption.
Speaking at a press conference, Managing Director Moosa Ali Manik said RDC has not signed any agreements with the city council on developing Ameenee Magu. He noted the project is totally different from the Male’ Streetscaping Project signed with the city council, which involves refurbishing the streets of Male’ in 13 different zones. He said the new project signed with the planning ministry involves redeveloping Ameenee Magu under a whole different scope, which includes dewatering and development of a stormwater drainage system.
The contract for the redevelopment of Ameenee Magu was signed between the planning ministry and RDC on July 3. The project was contracted to RDC at a price of MVR 85 million. The duration given for the project is 7 months.