Bangla Hunt Desk: India will provide a loan of কোটি 400 million and a grant of কোটি 100 million to plan important relations between the Maldives and the Maldives. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar discussed the issue with Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid on Thursday. The 7.8-km Greater Male Connectivity Project will be the largest civic infrastructure project in the three neighboring islands of the Maldives, officials said. The project will bring together Vingligili, Gulhikahu and Thilafusi.
Warm and fruitful discussion with FM abdulla_shahid of #Maldives. Agreed that the # COVID19 pandemic has brought the two nations even closer. We will be reliable partners in meeting both aspirations and challenges. pic.twitter.com/Pozmew1q3S
– Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) August 13, 2020
GMCP experts said it was the main election promise of the ruling MDP. And to fulfill this promise, the President of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohammed Solih, met with the Indian Foreign Minister in September last year. India wants help from Jayashankar.
Jayashankar tweeted, ‘India will provide financial assistance to Maldives to implement the Greater Male Connectivity Project. India will lend কোটি 400 million to the Maldives and provide অনু 100 million in grants. It is a 7.8 km bridge project that will connect the port of Gulhifahu and the Thilafusi commercial area. The fruits of this project will further improve the financial system of the Maldives. And the country will move forward. ”
India will fund the implementation of Greater Male Connectivity Project through a $ 400 mn LOC & $ 100 mn grant. This 6.7 km bridge project connecting Male with Gulhifalhu Port & Thilafushi industrial zone will help revitalize and transform Maldivian economy. pic.twitter.com/OFClBpVY7l
– Dr. S. Jaishankar (DrSJaishankar) August 13, 2020
He also announced the launch of regular cargo services between India and the Maldives. As a result, trade between the two countries will be more dynamic. “We are going to start an air bubble with the Maldives,” he said. This will further enhance the relationship and sincerity between the people of the two countries. ”