India’s Exim bank to fund the development of water drainage system and road construction project in Addu City.
The contract for the project was signed today with Afcons Infastructure Limited.
A storm drainage system will be installed as part of the project. Flooding has been a major issue in several roads of Addu City and the storm drainage system will be a much needed solution.
The water drainage system will stretch up to 103km.
Tar roads will be built in Hithadhoo, Maradhoo, Maradhoo-Feydhoo, Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo as part of the road construction project. Moreover, 60km of Cement Stabilized Base (CSB) will be layered on these roads. CSB is layered to protect the storm drainage system from accumulating sands and other particles.
The resurfacing of current tar roads in Addu City will commence soon and the newly constructed roads will have CCTV cameras and other measures and signs to ensure safety will be installed according to Ministry of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure.
Furthermore, a detour link road stretching up to 1,463km will be constructed between Hithadhoo Gaukedi and Maradhoo via current link road without overlapping to north of Hankede.
The contract was signed by Ministry of Planning and Infrastructure’s Director General, Ms. Shaanaa Faarooq and Afcons Infrastructure Limted’s Director of Operations, Mr. Ravi Prakash.