Citizens of Malé will receive land for free: President’s Office

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

Malé, Maldives – The 1000 land plots allocated for residential use in the Hulhumalé Phase 2 area will not be sold, but given for free to the citizens of Malé, says the President’s Office.

The comment was made by the President’s Office in a letter sent to the Mayor of Malé Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, in response to a letter he addressed to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on 22nd February, voicing his concerns over the the sale of these land plots.

In the letter, the President’s Office detailed that while the presidential statement did mention the allocation of at least 1000 residential land plots from Hulhumalé, at least 2000 land plots from Gulheefalhu and additional plots from the reclamation of the Giraavaru lagoon, it was never mentioned that these lands would be sold.

Additionally, the letter also stated that the matters proposed by the city council has been forwarded to the Housing Ministry.

Earlier, an announcement by Housing Development Corporation (HDC) to sell 60 land plots at an expensive rate also sparked controversy, with many criticising the decision. Housing Minister Mohamed Aslam, however, stated that the citizens of Malé would receive 3000-4000 land plots from Hulhumalé and Gulheefalhu, as an attempt to settle the criticism.