Malé, Maldives — Mayor of Malé City, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has expressed concerns as discussions over changing Gulhifalhu project to a housing project has not begun yet.
Muizzu tweeted on Thursday noting that it has been three weeks since the government stated that they would hold discussions with the City Council and relevant authorities to change the Gulhifalhu project to a housing project as requested by Malé city citizens.
However, Dr. Muizzu stated that he is very concerned as the government has held no discussion till date.
Although the government of Maldives had earlier announced and planned to develop Gulhifalhu as a port, Dr. Muizzu promised in his election campaign that he would change Gulhifalhu to a residential city.
Dr. Muizzu also discussed his plans to change the Gulhifalhu project during his meeting with the President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as well.
Speaking at a press conference, Dr. Muizzu earlier mentioned that what he wants is to find a long term solution for the housing issue of Malé citizens and that the city council is willing to do anything necessary with the government to bring changes to the current Gulhifalhu project.
Dr Muizzu also stated that they are consistently requesting the government to change the current plans for Gulhifalhu, to turn it into a port. However, if no solution is found, the council has decided to go to court for the citizens’ rights.
The current plans of the administration are to develop Gulhifalhu into a port along with 1200 plots of land. However, Mayor Muizzu has been standing firm to the idea to develop the entire Gulhifalhu into a residential city since the elections.