Form issuance begins for Hiyaa Accomplished Housing Project

Minister of Housing and Infrastructure, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu pictured during a press conference. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

Application form issuance has begun for the Hiyaa Accomplished Housing Project, a social housing project which aims to provide land and housing units to 300,000 people.

Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure says application forms for the project will be available from this Tuesday to January 31, and that application forms can be submitted from August 15 to January 31.

Application forms for the project are available for download from the ministry’s website, or from Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure’s Hiyaa Expo, Maldives Post Limited headquarters or the post shop at Velana Building.

The decision to develop Vilimale’ – 2 under the Hiyaa Accomplished Project was announced by President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom during the Independence Day function last July.

Briefing the media on the Hiyaa Accomplished Project, Minister of Housing and Infrastructure, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu said 1,000 hectors of land will be reclaimed for the project; including 230 hectors of land from Gulhifalhu and 800 hectors of land from Fushidhiggaru Falhu, which lays near the Emboodhoo Lagoon.

“Those who want 1,000-square-foot flats will have it available from Vilimale’ – 2. Those who want 1,000-square-foot land will have it available from Fushidhiggaru Falhu,” said Muizzu.

Muizzu said land will be reclaimed from Fushidhiggaru Falhu in four phases, based on the number of applications.

Any Maldivian over the age of 18 years who does not have a 1,000-square-foot flat or land to his/her name is eligible to apply for housing under the new project.

“This project will ensure housing to everyone who is 18 years by 2030,” said Muizzu.

He said the project will be launched at the beginning of the next presidential term, adding that the area from Thilafushi to Hulhumale’ – 2 will be connected via four bridges under the Hiyaa Accomplished Project.

The minister said that those who wish to apply for the Hiyaa Accomplished Project will not be eligible to apply for the current Hiyaa Project – a social housing project of 70,000 housing units from Hulhumale’ – 2. Those who have already applied for the Hiyaa Project, but wish to apply for the Hiyaa Accomplished Project will need to cancel their applications.

Application for the Hiyaa Project will close on August 31.