Initial Survey Completed for Addu City Bridge Project

The first survey for the highly anticipated bridge connecting Hithadhoo to Hulhudhoo-Meedhoo in Addu City has been successfully completed. The government awarded the survey and preliminary design task to The Arab Contractors, an Egyptian-based company, in February during President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu’s visit to the region.

President Muizzu has pledged the swift completion of the survey and design phases, leading to the bridge’s construction and anticipated operational status within the year. Construction and Infrastructure Minister Dr Abdulla Muththalib has reaffirmed this commitment, confirming the completion of the initial three-month survey phase.

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The 14km bridge project has garnered significant interest, including from major Chinese companies. The government has selected The Arab Contractors for the project, a move emphasizing the administration’s dedication to timely completion. Notably, the survey costs are being covered by the contractor, reflecting a commitment to cost-efficiency.

The government has underscored the collaborative nature of the project, highlighting the involvement of the Addu City Council and local residents throughout its execution. The bridge is anticipated to significantly enhance progress and development in Addu and foster connectivity and growth for residents of neighbouring atolls, including Hulhumeedhoo.

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