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China-Maldives Friendship Bridge opens to traffic

IANS  |  Male 

The China-Friendship Bridge, the first cross-sea bridge in the Maldives, has opened for traffic.

Maldivian and representatives of the and of Wang Xiaotao attended the bridge opening ceremony on Thursday, reports

Speaing at the occasion, Yameen said the bridge was an embodiment of the long relations between the and

The had always been a willing partner for the and the bridge has proven that nothing was impossible through genuine partnership.

Connecting capital Male and neighbouring Hulhule island where the Maldives' main international airport is located, the two-kilometre bridge makes it possible for locals and tourists to transfer between the two islands on land within five minutes.

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First Published: Fri, August 31 2018. 16:12 IST
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