Addu City Council reevaluates Hithadhoo flat applications

Aerial view of Hithadhoo flats | Photo: The Times of Addu

Addu City, Maldives – Addu City Council on Tuesday announced that the council has almost completed the reevaluation process of Hithadhoo flat applications.

Some councilors did not agree with the former Addu City Council’s evaluation.

Addu City Mayor Ali Nizar

560 applicants have applied for 16 available flats located the Hithadhoo district with thousands applying for housing at every opportunity due to the scarcity of housing in the southernmost city.

The initial evaluation phase for the 16 flats were completed the former Addu City Council’s term. While the mayor did not disclose which councilors were disagreeable to the evaluation, notably the newly elected council has a mix of representatives from the ruling party MDP, opposition and independent councilors.

The Addu City Mayor noted that there are a magnitude of challenges in evaluating the flats, in the phases of questioning, phone calls and physical assessments.

In addition, Addu Emergency Operations Centre on 28 November 2021 announced Covid-19 measures as cases increase uncontrolled in the city. Addu City has remained under monitoring since 28 August 2021, with curfew imposed starting 29 August 2021.