Hithadhoo hospital start date awaits funds

Construction of a Rf385 million hospital project for Hithadhoo of Addu City will begin in early 2012, pending funds.

The project will provide new buildings and services to Hithadhoo Regional Hospital, Haveeru reports.

Construction will begin once funding has been secured.

The government last week announced its intention to sign an agreement with Islamic Development Bank (IDB) during the upcoming SAARC summit. The agreement would provide a US$25 million loan to the new project.

Addu City infrastructure is currently being upgraded to accommodate the 17th annual SAARC summit between November 10-11. The new convention center where the summit will be held is the Maldives’ largest building.