It is with great concern we note the loss of life of a construction worker at a work site in Hulhumalé on 17 February 2019.

The rising number of serious construction incidents are a matter of urgency and we call upon all stakeholders to do everything possible to avoid another such incident, and to ensure the safety of both the public and construction workers.

We once again urge all stakeholders to comply with safety regulations and to 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.

February 19, 2019