BRI NEWS China-Maldives Friendship Bridge completed

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China-Maldives Friendship Bridge completed

China Plus

18:32, July 09, 2018

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

The China-Maldives Friendship Bridge (Photo provided to China Plus)

Construction work on the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge is now complete, reports 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 China-Maldives Friendship Bridge. [Photo provided to China Plus]

The China-Maldives Friendship Bridge (Photo provided to China Plus)

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

Workers on the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, July 9, 2018. [Photo: China Plus/Yang Tianshu]

Workers on the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, July 9, 2018. (Photo: Yang Tianshu/China Plus)

China Harbour Engineering Corporation 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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