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  • 14 August, 2020

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Greater Male Connectivity project

Greater Male Connectivity project

Context:

  • India announces $500 mn package for the Maldives
  • India has announced its support for the implementation of the Greater Male Connectivity project (GMCP in the Maldives).
  • The financial package comprises a new Line of Credit (LoC) of USD 400 million and a grant of USD 100 million.
  • New connectivity measures for the Maldives, including air, sea, intra-island and telecommunications, have been announced by India.
  • It is an effort to help Maldives deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Among the initiatives announced is an air connectivity bubble for travel, a direct ferry service, a submarine cable for telecom connectivity and assistance for GMCP.
  • GMCP would be the largest civilian infrastructure project in the Maldives.
  • GMCP will consist of a number of bridges and causeways to connect Male to Villingili, Thilafushi and Gulhifahu islands.
  • It will take much of the pressure off the main capital island of Male for commercial and residential purposes.

Significance:

  • The President of Maldives, thanking India, termed the assistance, a landmark moment in Maldives-India cooperation.
  • When completed, the project would render the Chinese-built Sinemale Friendship bridge connecting Male to two other islands insignificant in comparison.

Source: TH


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