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China-Maldives Friendship Bridge completed

Construction work on the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge is now complete, reports China Plus.

The China-Maldives Friendship Bridge. [Photo provided to China Plus]

Part of the “Belt and Road Initiative,” the Chinese-financed project was officially launched during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the Maldives in 2014.

The 2 kilometer bridge links the Maldives’ capital Malé to the island of Hulhulé, where an international airport is located.

China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC) is the main contractor of the project.

Umar Zahir, former Construction Minister of the Maldives, says the bridge has been a “dream” of the Maldivian people for half a century, saying Chinese construction teams have helped their dreams come true.

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Keep dreaming Mumbai “madam”! Focus on business lady!! Focus on pimping.

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Now that the ‘Friendship Bridge!’ has been completed I wonder how long it will be before your Chinese friends start screwing you for repayment? The contractor for the bridge was Chinese, as is usual in Chinese funded projects. Did other international contractors get an opportunity to submit competitive bids for the work? Did Maldivian workers get an opportunity for short term employment on the project or were the workers also imported from China? Chinese funded projects means having Chinese contractors, Chinese workers and Chinese construction materials. Hey we Indians are not jealous! Despite not joining the much touted Chinese Belt… Read more »