Housing Ministry has invited national and foreign companies to participate in a bidding process to recruit a design and management consultant for the Malé roads improvement project.
In an announcement made today, the housing ministry stated that the government has decided to address the numerous issues of the poorly constructed roads in Malé.
A large portion of the roads were severely flooded in the heavy rainstorms last week with some of the roads having to be drained using pumps by the MNDF.
The deadline for submitting bids is November 19.
The Traffic Police Department of the Maldives Police Service has carried out a special operation in Malé to address the difficulties in parking.
The operation, which was carried out on April 10, involved clearing the roads and parking areas of unwanted items such pallets and litter.
This operation cleared over 100 unwanted pallets from the streets, and was part of a wider initiative by the police to address parking difficulties.
New housing projects would begin in Thinadhoo and Kolamaafushi on Monday, President Nasheed announced during his weekly radio address. Similar projects would soon be launched in four other islands including Kulhudhuffushi, Manadhoo, Naifaru, and Feydhoo on Addu atoll.
The government was “extremely pleased” that housing projects could start outside the capital, he said. A road project would begin in Kulhudhuffushi, and several harbour projects would also be started on Monday. Road projects in Thinadhoo, Addu atoll, Fuahmulah and Laamu atoll would also begin soon.
On the Independence Day, the New National Museum, the Velaanaage complex, a new building for the Defence Ministry, and a new building for the Police would be officially opened.
President Nasheed paid tribute to former President Nasir (1968-1978) for his efforts to secure full independence for the country from Britain. The Maldives was a British protectorate from 1887 until 25 July 1965.
Maldives gained full independence on 26 July 1965.
The Maldivian National Defense Force (MNDF) have started a project to improve the roads on Dhuvaafaru in Raa atoll.
According to the MNDF, many residents of the island are also taking part in the project.
This project is being conducted with the assistance of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society.