Planning Ministry has decided to go to court in an attempt to overturn an order by the Information Commissioner’s Office (iCOM) to disclose the agreement between the ministry and Road Development Corporation (RDC) to develop Ameenee Magu under the Male’ Streetscaping Project.
iCOM issued the order in response to a request filed under the Right to Information Act.
Planning Ministry confirms it plans on appealing the order with the High Court.
The ministry said the contents of the agreement cannot be disclosed to a third party.
The project to develop Ameenee Magu had originally been contracted to Male’ City Council for MVR 39 million, but was later contracted to RDC for over double the cost – MVR 84 million.
The 1.7-kilometer Ameenee Magu is set to be redeveloped with asphalt, a modern storm drain system, and street lights.