Maldives government prepares for Sinamalé Bridge opening


The Maldivian government will on Thursday unveil the Sinamalé Bridge, commonly known as the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, which links capital city Malé to Hulhulé island where the main airport is located.



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An estimated USD 210 million has been spent on developing the bridge, of which no less than 126 million is grant in aid from the Chinese government. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

An estimated USD 210 million has been spent on developing the bridge, of which no less than 126 million is grant in aid from the Chinese government. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

Construction of the bridge is fully assigned to the China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd., the subsidiary of a construction enterprise owned by the Chinese state. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

While the bridge is to open this Thursday, 30th August, the Housing Ministry has said that work on it is nearly complete. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

An estimated USD 210 million has been spent on developing the bridge, of which no less than 126 million is grant in aid from the Chinese government. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

Construction of the bridge is fully assigned to the China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd., the subsidiary of a construction enterprise owned by the Chinese state. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

While the bridge is to open this Thursday, 30th August, the Housing Ministry has said that work on it is nearly complete. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

An estimated USD 210 million has been spent on developing the bridge, of which no less than 126 million is grant in aid from the Chinese government. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

Construction of the bridge is fully assigned to the China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd., the subsidiary of a construction enterprise owned by the Chinese state. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

While the bridge is to open this Thursday, 30th August, the Housing Ministry has said that work on it is nearly complete. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

An estimated USD 210 million has been spent on developing the bridge, of which no less than 126 million is grant in aid from the Chinese government. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

While the bridge is to open this Thursday, 30th August, the Housing Ministry has said that work on it is nearly complete. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

While the bridge is to open this Thursday, 30th August, the Housing Ministry has said that work on it is nearly complete. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

An estimated USD 210 million has been spent on developing the bridge, of which no less than 126 million is grant in aid from the Chinese government. PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV