President Solih pledges housing for Malé locals before term end

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during presidential address 2022 | Photo: President's Office

Malé, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Thursday pledged to provide housing for Malé natives before the end of his term in 2023.

President Solih outlined his plans to remedy the housing plights of the residents of Malé City during his annual address to Parliament.

Describing housing as the most prominent issue for the residents of Malé City, President Solih revealed his decision to provide over 5,000 land plots in the Greater Malé area to the residents of the city.

The administration’s plan includes the provision of at least 1,000 land plots from Hulhumalé and 2,000 plots from Gulhifalhu, which would commence in June. Another 2,000 land plots would be made available from Giraavaru Falhu, said the President.

During his address to Parliament last year, President Solih had announced the development of 5,000 housing units in Hulhumalé. Today, the President told Parliament that those projects are currently ongoing and he revealed plans to develop an additional 2,000 housing units in Hulhumalé.

The Thilamalé bridge—linking Malé, Villimalé, Gulhifalhu, and Thilafushi Islands—would be devised to reach Giraavaru Falhu. President Solih went on to assure the residents of Malé City that he would address their housing needs before the end of his term.