‘BRIDGE OF HOPE’ – THE “SINA-MALE” BRIDGE

 

The Sina-Male’ Bridge was ablaze with a world class fireworks display on Thursday night, 30 August 2018.

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom along with the Representative of the Chinese Government and the Head of the International Development Cooperation Agency of China, His Excellency Wang Xiaotao inaugurated the bridge.

Speaking at the historic inauguration of the Sina-Malé Bridge, President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom stated that we are celebrating the dawn of a new era for Maldivians, where we see our future unfolding into an age of progress and tranquillity, and where dreams become reality.

“Thousands of people crossing a kilometre of water everyday several times, kept us hoping, dreaming, and dreaming Big. Yet it was thought to be beyond the economic, political and engineering resources available to the Maldives. It was in a sense, and accepted to be –  a ‘Bridge too Far’” the President noted in his inaugural speech.

Further, President Yameen stated that his resolve was to fit in the most crucial but missing piece of the developmental stratagem of Maldives, and his priorities were to enable the Government to deliver the conveniences of modern day living.

The inauguration of the bridge has equipped the people with the tools to build for themselves better lives and this was yet another bold and great development milestone achieved.

No doubt the Sina-Male’ bridge will improve the living condition and livelihood of many Maldivians leading to increased gross happiness.

The Sina-Male’ Bridge connects capital city Malé to Hulhumale’, and Hulhule’ island where Velana International Airport is located.

The Bridge will be opened for public use on the 7th of September 2018, promising greater opportunity to enhance trade in the country and improving connectivity for the people of the Maldives and millions of visitors.

“IT’S THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA FOR MALDIVIANS” SAYS THE PRESIDENT

Speaking at the the historic inauguration of the Sina-Malé Bridge connecting Male´, Hulhule´and Hulhumale´, President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has stated that tonight we are celebrating the dawn of a new era for Maldivians, where we see our future unfolding into an age of progress and tranquility, and where dreams become reality.

President Yameen noted that the inauguration of the Sina-Malé Bridge fills the hearts of Maldivians with joy and excitement, as Hulhumalé is a landmass of 432 hectares being developed into a modern city to host more than 240,000 people. He also said that Maldivians have been eagerly waiting to cross the “Bridge of Hope”, into the “Lands of Tomorrow”.

Moreover, President Yameen stated that it was his priority to resolve the challenges faced by the thousands of people crossing 1 km of water several times every day. He also noted that the construction of this megastructure has earlier been thought to be beyond the economic and engineering resources available to the Maldives. In this regard, the President stated that his determination was to fit-in the most crucial but missing piece of development strategy for the Maldives.

President Yameen also underscored that his priorities were to enable the government to deliver the conveniences of modern-day living for the Maldivian people, and to equip the people with tools to build better lives.

President Yameen was accompanied at the ceremony by the Representative of the Chinese Government and the Head of the International Development Cooperation Agency of China, His Excellency Wang Xiaotao, the Vice President Abdullah Jihad, First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim, Cabinet Ministers, Parliament Members and senior officials of the government of Maldives and the government of China.

Source: The President’s Office

PRESIDENT YAMEEN VISITS HINNAVARU ISLAND

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has visited Hinnavaru Island of Faadhippolhu Atoll this evening, as part of his current visit to some islands of the Atoll.
During the visit, President Yameen met with the island’s community.

Prior to his visit to Hinnavaru, President Yameen visited Naifaru Island this afternoon and inaugurated the Lhaviyani Atoll Hospital building and the island’s harbour.

Moreover, the President is also scheduled to mark the completion of the shore protection project in Kurendhoo Island tomorrow.

Source: The President’s Office

THE AIM IS TO INCREASE THE PROFITS FROM FISHERIES SECTOR DURING OUR NEXT TERM OF PRESIDENCY – PRESIDENT YAMEEN

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has stated that during the next term of Presidency his administration aims at increasing the revenues from the fisheries industry, and stated that as part of this plan this administration has already made the decision to introduce a new fish cannery in Felivaru Island. The President made this remark while addressing the people of Naifaru Island of Faadhippolhu Atoll, during his visit to the island.

Responding to the opposition’s denial of the transformational development being brought in the Maldives, President Yameen called upon the opposition to allow him to prove himself and his capability and skillset. Speaking in this regard, President Yameen stated that during the next 5 years of presidency his administration would payback all the current loans and take the Maldives to a whole new level where everyone’s basic needs are fulfilled. He also said that the administration will put in every effort to increase the Income per Capita of Maldives to USD 20,000 before the end of the next 5 years.

Shedding light on the success of the administration’s development agenda, President Yameen highlighted that infrastructure such as harbours and hospitals in the islands being among the biggest in the country were evident of the development the country has seen recently. Moreover, the President emphasized the efforts made by the administration to improve the infrastructure resources in several sectors across the country.

Speaking in this light, the President stressed on the planned development projects to be carried out in the country.

During this tour, the President is scheduled to mark the completion of the shore protection project in Kurendhoo Island tomorrow.

President Yameen is also scheduled to visit Hinnavaru Island, and Olhuvelifushi Island as part of this two-day tour.

Source: The President’s Office

PRESIDENT YAMEEN INAUGURATES THE LHAVIYANI ATOLL HOSPITAL BUILDING AND THE HARBOUR OF NAIFARU ISLAND

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has inaugurated the Lhaviyani Atoll Hospital building and the harbor of Naifaru Island of Faadhippolhu Atoll this evening.

During the ceremony, President Yameen unveiled the monument placed to commemorate the completion of both projects.

The harbour of Naifairu Island is 1600 feet long and 300 feet wide.

President Yameen is currently on a two-day visit to islands of Faadhippolhu Atoll.

During this visit, President Yameen is also scheduled to visit Hinnavaru Island meet the people of the Island.

As part of this tour, the President is scheduled to mark the completion of shore protection project in Kurendhoo Island. He is also scheduled to visit Olhuvelifushi Island as part of this tour.

Source: The President’s Office