Housing denies Hiyaa applicants have their NIC taken

Hiyaa Project application center at Dharubaaruge on 3 June 2018. (Sun file photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure has denied the rumors that the applicants for housing under the Hiyaa Project are having their National Identity Card taken. 

Talking to the press, Deputy Minister at the Housing Ministry, Hassan Zareer, said that the ministry has not taken any ID cards for any purpose. 

Zareer said that some people are spreading these false rumors because they cannot digest the public support for the Hiyaa Project. 

Highlighting the support for the project, Zareer said that about 200 forms are being submitted for the project daily. 

Housing Minister, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, has previously said that when applying to be on the Male' registry, a slip will be given which can be used to apply for the Hiyaa Project. And permanent registration will be done after the election.