Govt resumes Male' Streetscaping Project

The government has resumed the Male’ street development project after it was halted in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Male’ City Council, the 'Male’ City Streetscaping Project' has been resumed after a hiatus of about two months.

Under the project managed by Road Development Corporation (RDC), capital Male’ streets will be developed to modern condition. It includes addressing the traffic and flooding issues as well as making the streets convenient for pedestrians and vehicle use. 416 streets will be developed under the project. The total value of the project is MVR 462 million.

Male City Council said once the project reaches completion, the parking issues faced in Male’ will be resolved and seamless cabling for utility and telecommunication services will be enabled. Development of the dewatering system and an improved sewerage system are also among the perks of the project. A new public transportation system will be in effect and the roads of the capital will be made greener with more plants. The City Council said the changes would inspire people to choose walking instead of using vehicles and using the streets will no longer be a hassle.