The construction of precast segments of Thilamale Bridge project has started.
These remarkable segments, measuring 8.177 meters in length, are currently being fabricated in Gulhifalhu. The Indian High Commission in the Maldives said these segments are the longest of their kind worldwide.
The segments, which are 8.177 meters long, are being built in Gulhifalhu. The Indian High Commission in the Maldives said the segments are the longest such segments in the world.
The Maldives government signed an agreement with India's AFCONs on August 26, 2021, to build the Thilamale Bridge linking Male', Villimale', Thilafushi, and Gulhifalhu. The bridge project is being funded by a $100 million grant and a $400 million loan from the Indian government. The Indian Embassy in the Maldives said the $400 million is part of an $800 million credit line established between the two countries. Furthermore, India has also provided an additional $15 million (approximately MVR 231.3 million) in free aid for the construction of the Thilamale Bridge.
Once completed, the Thilamale Bridge will be 6.695 km long and will include a bridge and causeways.