Malé, Maldives – The government of Maldives has set forth four conditions of eligibility for the land plots to be given out from Malé, said the Minister of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure Mohamed Aslam.
Answering to MP of South Galolhu constituency Meekail Naseem, Minister Aslam said that the conditions of eligibility are:
- Be a born citizen of Malé
- Not have a land bigger than 600 square feet in their name or to be inherited, and if not, give up the land to the government.
- Those registered under ‘dhaftharu’ can also apply
- Malé citizen who do not have a place to stay in Malé can also apply
Minister Aslam further detailed that apart from these conditions, there would be additional guidelines for allocating marks to the applicants. He stated that although marks would vary depending on age, one’s marital status would not factor into the mix unless spouses are applying to co-own a land plot.
“Next we’d look into how many children the applicant has that they are responsible for. A specific amount of marks would be given if the applicant has two or less children and having more children would grant a certain amount of marks.” Aslam explained.
Additional marks will also be awarded for applicants with disabilities, however, a guideline on how these marks will be allocated have not been finalised yet, stated the Minister.
The giving out of the land plots in question were announced by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during his Presidential Address on 3rd February, during which he announced a total of 2,000 plots that would be given to the people of Malé.