Malé, Maldives – Minister of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure Mohamed Aslam on Tuesday stated that land has been allocated from Hulhumalé to be given for free to Malé natives.
Minister Aslam confirmed that planning work including mapping is complete in Hulhumalé for the 1,000 plots. The Ministry is now planning a timeline for the project jointly with MWSC, STELCO ad HDC to provide water, electricity and sewage pipelines.
The Minister has previously outlined four criteria for eligibility for the free land plots;
- Be a native of Malé by birth
- 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.
- Be registered under ‘dhaftharu’ with no housing ownership
- Malé natives who do not have a residence in Malé
Earlier this month, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced that the government has decided to grant land plots for approximately 4,000 Malé natives from Hulhumalé and Gulhifalhu. Of this, 1,000 plots will be given from Hulhumalé.