Police stations to be established at 61 additional islands

Home Minister Imran Abdulla speaks at the Parliament. (Photo/People's Majilis)

Home Minister Sheikh Imran Abdulla has stated that work on the establishment of police stations at 61 additional Maldivian islands will commence next April.

Speaking at the parliament today, Minister Imran said that it is a great vision of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to see the establishment of police stations at all residential islands in the Maldives to ensure the safety and protection of all citizens.

In line with this, he revealed plans to commence work on the establishment of police stations at 61 islands by the end of this year. He detailed that although an order of how the project will proceed has not yet been formulated – a schedule has been created for its commencement.

“Hoping work on this project can completely commence before the end of this year. Therefore, by mid near year, majority of the work can be completed. I am hoping that 80 percent of this project is completed before the end of next year,” he had said.

This project is valued at USD 48 million. It was contracted to India’s ABL Indira Projects JV to be completed within a period of two years.

The project will also see the development of a custodial facility in Dhoonidhoo, a police station in both Male’ City and Hulhumale’ Phase 2 and four accommodation blocks. Existing buildings used by police will be refurbished under the project.