The Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure has contracted the Maldives Road Development Corporation to build nine main roads in the island of Fonadhoo in Laamu Atoll.
The project is estimated to cost MVR47 million (US$3 million) which is funded for in the state budget.
The roads are to be built with tar, while the first phase will see the construction of pavements in all nine roads.
As per the agreement, the project is to be completed within 18 months after the work commences.
The government has begun work on road construction in the island of Villin’gili in Gaaf Alif Atoll on Tuesday.
The project is handled by Maldives Road Development Corporation (MRDC) and was inaugurated by Villin’gili’s former Council President Saudh Hussain and MRDC Chairperson.
The MRDC stated that 50 kilometers of road will be constructed on the island, making up a total of 15 roads.
The government has further contracted the MRDC to build roads on seven other islands.