Over 30 percent of the India-funded Thilamalé Bridge project has been completed, Minister of State for Construction and Infrastructure Ibrahim Thoaam Mohamed has confirmed

A team of senior officials, including engineers, from the Ministry of Construction and Infrastructure on Saturday visited the site to inspect the progress of the bridge, with Mohamed later posting to social media saying that 54.4 percent of the piling work on the project was now complete.

“54.4% of the piling work and 33.4% of the entire project have been completed. The project is currently 1.2% ahead of schedule. @MoCImv [Ministry of Construction and Infrastructure] is studying the challenges that may arise during the project and taking necessary steps to continue the work without delay,” Mohamed posted.

The Construction and Infrastructure Ministry had earlier said that if the work goes according to the current schedule, the project will be completed by February next year. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of 2026.

The Thilamalé Bridge is a US$500 million (MVR 7.7 billion) project that is being undertaken with a US$400 million line of credit from Exim Bank of India and US$100 million in grant aid from the Government of India.