The PPM-PNC presidential candidate Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, has expressed no surprise at the incumbent MDP government's inability to successfully complete projects during their five-year tenure.
Speaking at a campaign event at N. Holhudhoo on Thursday, Dr. Muizzu said the current government spends double what is required on some projects but still fails to ensure their timely completion.
Drawing attention to the reconstruction of Ameenee Magu, one of Male' City's key roads, Dr. Muizzu highlighted that the government had spent twice the original cost to develop Ameenee Magu to a modern standard. However, despite the investment, the Ameenee Road development project remains incomplete even while a year has passed since the project commenced, he noted.
"I am not at all surprised that a project has not been completed in five years. We can see what is happening to Ameenee Magu in Male'," Muizzu said.
Muizzu, who was the Housing Minister during the previous administration, said the state would have a significant amount of funds for both development and economic projects with proper fiscal planning and allocation of resources. He said a well-planned five-year budget would enable the implementation of such projects within the nation's financial capacity., adding that the PPM's economic plan will include ways to generate more revenue, reduce expenditure, and reduce wastage.
Sharing specific plans for Hulhudhoo, Muizzu promised the construction of a high-quality school as per the community's request and committed to effectively addressing the island's prevailing housing crisis by offering construction loans through soft financing. Additionally, he assured the reconstruction of major roads within the island.