Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid has thanked India for extending financial assistance in constructing the 'Greater Male Connectivity Project' (GMCP), the largest infrastructural project in Male.
"Constructed with financial support from India, the largest infrastructure project to be executed in the Maldives will stand as an enduring tribute to the strong Indo-Maldives Partnership.
“Thank you, PM Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, for supporting our development journey," Shahid said in a Tweet.
Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar responded to Abdullah's remarks to say: "India is proud to be a key development partner of Maldives, deeply committed to its national progress."
The Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) is the largest-ever infrastructure project in the Maldives, funded under the Indian Grant and Line of Credit.
The Indian High Commissioner to the Maldives, Sunjay Sudhir, said: "The Greater Male Connectivity Project is concrete proof that India is a robust development partner of the Maldives in addition to being the First Responder in times of any emergency in the Maldives. This iconic project will give a major boost to the Maldivian economy."