It is with great concern we receive the news of a nine year old girl getting hit on the head by a cement bag falling from a construction site in Malé. Other similar incidents due to poor safety standards are increasingly noted in construction across the country, especially in Malé.

We urge all stakeholders to comply with safety regulations and act responsibly during construction, operation and demolition of built structures. We call upon all relevant bodies to ensure safe practices on site and to strengthen existing regulations on health & safety standards of construction.

Our thoughts are with the victim and their family at this distressing time.

December 16, 2018