Dhivehi Bahuge Academy (Academy for Dhivehi language) has opened the opportunity for the public to name the infamous China-Maldives friendship bridge.
Bahuge academy has announced that in naming the bridge, everyone should consider that it represents China and Maldives, that it is easy to pronounce, contains 9 letters maximum and has a good meaning to it.
China has donated 116 million dollars to build the bridge which cost 200 million dollars in total. In addition, they have loaned 72 million dollars for the bridge. Maldivian government will be spending the rest of 12 million dollars.
The government has announced that the bridge will be commenced on the Independence Day next year.