ACC calls for developers to re-submit Thilafushi bids

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has called on the Thilafushi Corporation Limited (TCL) to cease reclamation work on Thilafushi lagoon and call on developers to re-submit bids for the project after ruling earlier this week that there was potential for corruption within the current deal, Haveeru has reported.

According to the paper, ACC Deputy Commissioner Muaviz Rasheed yesterday called on the TCL to comply with its orders and halt work being conducted as part of a contract signed with Heavy Load Maldives, a business linked to Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) member ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik and his family.

Heavy Load was awarded the US$21 million project on September 30 last year, and inaugurated the project on February 4.

However, despite the calls from the ACC for a cessation to work on the project, Haveeru said that the government-owned TCL was continuing to work on the reclamation project until it had finalized matters the company said it had with the ACC’s order.