Malé, Maldives – Minister of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, Mohamed Aslam has stated that a housing project will start in the upcoming year in Addu City.
Answering to a question by MP of Hithadhoo Central Constituency, Ahmed Rasheed, Minister Aslam stated that no housing projects in Addu will start this year, but a project will be carried out under the Public Sector Investment Program (PSIP) in 2022.
Minister Aslam also added that the study of need for housing in different islands was being carried out now but Minister Aslam did not give further details about it. Minister added that as Addu City’s economy was big because of the huge population real-estate developers will see the potential in Addu City.
Minister Aslam’s remarks on Addu City’s housing comes while Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) candidate for Addu City mayor, Ali Nizar had said that if 2,000 flats are built in Addu City that it will lower the burden on the housing issues in Addu City on March 18, 2021.
Speaking on the ‘Ahafele’ program conducted by local media outlet ‘adduLIVE’, Nizar said there is a plan for a project to build 2,000 housing units in Addu City and that providing living spaces for the people is a responsibility of the government as well as the council. He has further stated that the council can do it on their own through contractor financing and that the next council that gets elected will try their best to alleviate the housing problems.