Additional 3,500 units to be built for eligible applicants

State Minister for Planning Akram Kamaluddin.

Planning Ministry states that in will contract the construction of 3,500 housing units, in order to provide flats to the applicants eligible for the ‘Gedhoruveriya’ housing scheme.

The tentative list of people who will be awarded flats under the government’s ‘Gedhoruveriya’ housing scheme was published on the Government Gazette on Tuesday morning.

The tentative list lists the names of 20,697 applicants.

15,046 applicants were listed as eligible. This includes 4,319 people who applied for two-bedroom flats, and 10,727 people who applied for three-bedroom flats.

The government has said that all eligible applicants will receive flats under the scheme.

State Minister for Planning Akram Kamaluddin told Sun on Tuesday that a project to build an additional 3,500 units will be awarded soon.

The additional units are aimed at ensuring that all eligible applicants receive flats.

Akram said the construction of housing units already contracted will begin in September.

The government opened applications for housing under the ‘Binveriya’ scheme for land, and ‘Gedhoruveriya’ scheme for flats, on June 26, 2022.

The government previously stated they will announce the recipients of housing under both schemes before the end of June this year.

The government released the list of recipients under the ‘Binveriya’ scheme on June 26, but hadn’t released the flat list until now.

The construction of 4,000 housing units under the ‘Gedhoruveriya’ scheme is contracted to India’s JMC Projects and NBCC. Fahi Dhiriulhun Corporation (FDC) estimates that people will be able to move to the 32 towers in 2025.

Meanwhile, another Indian contractor, Kalpataru Projects International Limited (KPIL), was contracted by FDC to construct an additional 4,000 units earlier this month.

The three-bedroom flats under the project will measure 900 square feet, and the two-bedroom flats will measure 750 square feet.

In a press conference in July 2019, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said the monthly rent for two-bedroom flats will be MVR 6,000, and the rent for three-bedroom flats will be no more than MVR 7,000.