Maldives government officially signed an agreement with Mumbai-based company AFCONS, for the construction of the Greater Malé Connectivity Project (GMCP). This infrastructure project, the largest-ever to be built by India in the Maldives, involves the construction of a 6.74-km-long bridge and causeway link that will connect the Maldives capital Malé with the neighbouring islands of Villingli, Gulhifalhu and Thilafushi.
According to India’s High Commission in the country, this project was funded by India in a grant of $100 million, with a line of credit of $400 million. he seeds of the project were planted during the External Affairs Minister’s visit to Malé in September 2019.
The Chinese-made 1.39 km-long Sinamalé Bridge connects Malé with the islands of Hulhulé and Hulhumalé and this project, four miles longer, would link the other three islands.