Ministry: Police flats will not be done by September

Housing Minister Mohamed Aslam (C) and State Minister for Housing Akram Kamaluddin (L) attends a meeting with Parliament's State-owned Enterprises Committee on May 31, 2022. (Photo/People's Majlis)

Housing Ministry states that the housing units under development for police in suburban Hulhumale’ will not be complete in September, as scheduled.

Parliament’s State-owned Enterprises Committee met with ministry officials over the delay in completion of police and MNDF flats on Tuesday.

At the meeting, Housing Minister Mohamed Aslam said that the ministry had taken over the police flats project from Police Corporative Society (POLCO), and contracted the project to AMIN Construction for MVR 250 million in December last year.

Aslam said that under the terms of the contract, AMIN Construction was required to complete by September this year.

State Minister for Housing Akram Kamaluddin said the project had previously been a “mess”.

Akram said the project also involved a subcontractor tasked with networking and other related work. He said that the work was getting delayed, and that as things currently stood, the flats may not be complete by September.

He said that it was likely it would take two more months to complete the project.

Akram said the ministry was pushing the contractor and subcontractor to complete the project as soon as possible.

The project had been contracted to POLCO back in 2012.