Hiyaa flat draw to be held on Thursday

Social Housing Towers developed under the 'Hiyaa Project' in Hulhumale' Phase 2 | Photo: Mihaaru.

Malé, Maldives – The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has decided to hold the draw which determines what apartment is issued to the winners of the Hiyaa apartments in Hulhumalé Phase 2.

The draw conducted upon government request will be between the 6,270 flat winners in Hulhumalé Phase 2. The draw on Thursday would only include category H10 (Category for persons with disabilities). Individuals will be selected in order of their NID number.

The draw will be broadcasted live form state news channel PSM. After a draw is made, the flat number, floor and tower number will be displayed on TV according to the corporation. The flat winner will also be notified with this information via an SMS.

Currently, there have been no official announcements regarding when flat winners will have to sign an agreement or receive the keys to their apartment, although Spokesperson of the President’s Office Mabrook Azeez has previously stated that keys will be issued sometime next month.

Down payment amounts on these apartments have yet to be announced by the government.

The Opposition, back in February protested when the final list for Hiyaa flat winners was released to bring justice to people who have lost or did not receive their apartments after Hiyaa Public Housing Scheme was released on the 10th of February.

After the the final list was released, numerous members of the public have questioned the flat committees’ point system- which prompted a news conference on the 11th of February where the President of the Flat Committee Thoha Mohamed said that many people who deserved the housing units were not selected due to shortage in apartment units.