28 C
Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Kiren Rijiju inspects India-funded key connectivity project in Maldives

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

NEW DELHI, Nov 17: Minister of Earth Sciences Kiren Rijiju on Friday inspected the progress of work of an India-funded major connectivity project in the Maldives that is expected to usher economic development and prosperity in the country.

Rijiju is here at the invitation of Maldives President-elect Mohamed Muizzu to represent India at the inaugural ceremony of the presidency. Under the Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) project, a 6.74-km-long bridge and causeway link will be built to connect the capital city Male with the adjoining islands of Villingli, Gulhifalhu and Thilafushi.

- Advertisement -

It is funded under a grant of $100 million and a Line of Credit of $400 million from India.

“Glad to witness the progress of works of Greater Male Connectivity Project in Maldives.

Project is being undertaken under the Govt of India’s concessional Line of Credit and Grant and is expected to usher economic development and prosperity in the Greater Male Region,” Rijiju, posted on X.

Earlier in the day, Rijiju called on the Vice President of the Republic of Seychelles Ahmed Afif and discussed their multi-dimensional bilateral relationship.

- Advertisement -

The Ministry of External Affairs has said that the high-level ministerial representation from India at the inaugural ceremony of President-elect Muizzu underscores India’s commitment to further deepen the substantive cooperation and robust people-to-people ties between the two countries.

Muizzu, a close associate of former Maldives President Abdulla Yameen, defeated incumbent Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the presidential runoff held in September. (PTI)

- Advertisement -
The Hills Times
The Hills Timeshttps://thehillstimes.in/
Welcome to The Hills Times, your trusted source for daily news and updates in English from the heart of Assam, India. Since our establishment in 2000, we've been dedicated to providing timely and accurate information to our readers in Diphu and Guwahati. As the first English newspaper in the then undemarcated Karbi Anglong district, we've forged a strong connection with diverse communities and age groups, earning a reputation for being a reliable source of news and insights. In addition to our print edition, we keep pace with the digital age through our website, https://thehillstimes.in, where we diligently update our readers with the latest happenings day by day. Whether it's local events, regional developments, or global news, The Hills Times strives to keep you informed with dedication and integrity. Join us in staying ahead of the curve and exploring the world through our lens.
Latest news
- Advertisement -
Related news
- Advertisement -
Summer Special: Top Tourist Places In Shimla Explore The Best Villages For Tourism In Northeast India 7 Superfoods To Boost Your Stamina 7 Beautiful Indian Birds Flowers Which Bloom Only At Night