MP Usham express concern over STELCO’s new housing project in Vilimale’

Vilimale' MP Ahmed Usham. (Photo/People's Majlis)

Vilimale’ MP Ahmed Usham, on Sunday, has expressed concern over State Electric Company Limited’s (STELCO) announcement of a new housing project at his constituency, set to commence soon.

At a meeting held on Saturday evening to introduce STELCO’s new chairman, former Central Hithadhoo MP Brigadier General Ibrahim Mohamed Didi (Didi) to the company’s staff – STELCO’s Managing Director Ahmed Shareef announced plans to commence a new housing project at Vilimale’.

Shareef said that efforts were presently underway to get STELCO board’s approval for the project.

Expressing concern over the matter via a tweet, MP Usham underscored that Vilimale’ lacked land – prompting prominent housing issues. He stressed that these issues should be addressed before initiating any other project.

“Vilimale’ residents will not support issuing land from the island to government companies for such a project for as long as housing issues faced by the residents are not addressed,” he added.

At last night’s event, Shareef said that once the bridge being developed by the government linking Male’ City and Vilimale’ is complete – there will not be much obstructions to transportation. He also underscored that Vilimale’ was a relaxing environment to live in.

Apart from this, Shareef also stated that staff housing units developed in Hulhumale’ Phase II will be handed over on August 6.

STELCO has 360 flats in two towers, including 72 one-room flats and 288 three-room flats.

The rent for a one-room apartment is MVR 5,622, while the rent for a three-room apartment (including a maid room) is within the range of MVR 10,356-10,652.