Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ready to talk to Maldives govt within agreement framework: GMR

Male: With its 500 million-dollar airport development project here becoming a target of political football, Indian infrastructure major GMR has said it is flexible about discussing with the Maldives government all the issues within the framework of the concession agreement.
The project, inked between GMR and former President Mohammed Nasheed's government to develop Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, is facing protests from political groups here who term this agreement as "illegal" alleging that it was signed despite objections from the Parliament.
Even current President Waheed Hassan has termed the agreement a "bad contract" signed "conceivably under dubious conditions" by previous government.
However, Nasheed and GMR both refute these allegations.
The political parties, which formed the government after the ouster of Nasheed in February this year, are demanding scrapping of the present agreement.
18/11/12 PTI/ZeeNews