Former Pres praises Nasheed over Maldives capital bridge

Former vice president who succeeded shortly as Maldives president, Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan has praised former president Mohamed Nasheed crediting him as the first to hold a proper vision of a bridge linking Maldives capital with Hulhule'.

The former president however, credited incumbent president Abdulla Yameen for realizing the dream and making the vision come true.

The China government aided Sinamale' Bridge has finished construction and is set for grand opening on Thursday evening.

Maldives government announced a seven-day celebratory period to mark the country's most coveted and biggest infrastructural achievement til date.

Sharing a picture of the completed bridge site, Waheed credited Nasheed for being the first to envision a bridge project in Maldives. The former president also expressed joy in being part of the initial discussions with Chinese Premier Weng Chibao.

While praising current president Abdulla Yameen for diligence and the achievement of Sinamale' Bridge's completion, Waheed thanked Chinese president Xi Jinping for their gratuitous aid.