Housing Ministry has opened applications for land and flats for Male’ residents of over 20 years.
The deadline for applications, as per the announcement, is 3:00pm on October 24th.
State Minister for Housing Akram Kamaluddin told Sun that 4,000 land plots will be issued under the second phase of the ‘Binveriya’ housing scheme, while 8,000 flats will be issued under the second phase of the ‘Gedhoruveriya’ housing scheme.
The land and the flats will be issued from Uthuru Thilafalhu.
Akaram noted that the Uthuru Thilafalhu can be accessed via Thilamale’ Bridge.
He added that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s policy on housing will provide a permanent solution to the housing crisis which as plagued capital Male’ City for years.
“We could not do this before as we lost two years and half to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have now started the work, and things are happening as we proceed forward,” he said.
The allocated area to issue land from Giraavaru’s north lagoon, Uthuru Thilafulhu, measures up to 5,525,000 square feet.
The decision to issue land for Male’ residents of over 20 years was announced by President Solih during a campaign rally last week. His campaign manager, Mariya Ahmed Didi, said the government will seek the opinion of the public in formulating the scheme.
The tentative lists of land recipients of land recipients under the first phase had listed 19,858 eligible applicants, the permanent list lists 19,865 eligible applicants.
Housing Ministry previously said that 18,955 applicants will receive plots from the land that is currently available, while the remaining 684 applicants receive plots from land that will be added later. They include applicants who are under 25 years of age and are unmarried and childless.
Land issuance from reclaimed areas of Hulhumale’ and Gulhifalhu has already begun while reclamation works at other locations for issuance of land under the ‘Binveriya’ scheme are well underway.
Meanwhile, the provisional list of flat recipients under the first phase was released on August 8th which lists the names of 20,697 applicants. 6,208 applicants who applied for two-bedroom flats, and 14,489 who applied for three-bedroom flats.
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 permanent list of flat recipients under the first phase is yet to be publicized.