Public Accounts Committee

Gulhifalhu Reclamation Project awarded without bidding; committee to launch probe

  • The project was awarded for USD 53 million
  • The project must be completed within 180 days
  • The agreement was signed on 17th October

Mariyam Afaaf Adam
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K. Male' 2019 Oct 23 | Wed 22:56 2,461 local

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Parliament's Public Accounts' Committee has decided to investigate the issue of the Gulhifalhu Reclamation Project being awarded to Boskalis Westminster Contracting without a bidding process.

The issue was presented by Hanimaadhoo constituency MP Abdul Ghafoor Moosa, at Wednesday's committee meeting.

The motion was unanimously supported by the committee members. Committee chair and Kinbidhoo constituency MP Mohamed Nashiz assured the committee that he will request for the relevant documents from the Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure.

According to the press release by Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure,the ministry signed an agreement with Boskalis Westminster Contracting Limited on 17th October 2019 to reclaim six million cubic meters of land in Gulhifalhu and construct a four-kilometer sea wall within 180 days.

The USD 53 million project was launched under the government's initiative to reduce congestion in capital city Male’.

The Boskalis Westminster Contracting Limited company has successfully carried out land reclamation projects in the Maldives in the past, with a total of 198 hectares of land reclaimed in ten inhabited islands between 2007-2015.

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