40-year-old Huravee Building to give way to public park, parking lot

Workers demolish Huravee Building. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Hayyan)

Workers have begun demolishing the decades-old Huravee Building in Male’ City.

Huravee Building had previously housed state offices such as several units of the Male’ City Council, the Anti-Corruption Commission, and Transport Authority.

Planning Ministry had decided to vacate the building back in 2019, but the work got delayed following challenges in relocating the offices.

Huravee Building. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Hayyan)

State Minister for Planning Ahmed Akram told Sun on Tuesday afternoon that the building will give way to a public park and a parking zone.

Akram said the demolition work was being carried out by the ministry’s employees, and a date on which construction of the park and parking zone will begin will be determined once the demolition work is done.

Construction of Huravee Building had begun in the 1970s, during former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s first term. The building was opened during his second term.

Workers demolish Huravee Building. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Hayyan)

Huravee Building, which had once housed key government offices, was repeatedly repaired and renovated.