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31 Aug 2018 | 11:31 AM UTC

Maldives: Opening of the first cross-sea bridge (Aug. 30)

Maldives News Alert

First cross-sea bridge in the archipelago country inaugurated on August 30; easier access to main International Airport in Male

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/31/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/31/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Maldives


On August 30, Maldivian and Chinese authorities inaugurated the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, a two-kilometre bridge connecting the capital Male and neighboring Hulhule island, where the country's main international airport (Male International Airport; MLE) is located.


In 2017, a total of 1.4 million tourists visited the Maldives. The new bridge will allow locals and visitors to transfer between the two islands of Male and Hulhule in a few minutes. 


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