The housing units built under the housing scheme in Hulhumalé will be affordable to all youths, says President Abdulla Yameen.
After observing the pre-construction work on the housing units in the suburb adjacent to Malé, the president said the housing scheme would provide reasonable and affordable living conditions.
“If all goes according to the plan the phase two of Hulhumalé will be completed with a beautiful scenario with some parts adjoining to the sea,” Haveeru reported Yameen as saying.
The president repeated his invitation for islanders from small communities to move to Hulhumalé once phase two is completed.
“My invitation is open to all islands,” he said.
The president also spoke of the bridge that would connect Malé City and Hulhumalé, one of the main pledges in the 2013 elections.
“The development of Hulhumalé phase two and the bridge will go side by side.”
Earlier this week, economic minister Mohamed Saeed said the design and feasibility report of the bridge would be completed by June this year. The funding for the construction would come from Chinese aid and a China Exim bank loan, the minister explained.
The government estimates that more than 230,000 people will be able to live in Hulhumalé once the development is completed, which will also provide office and business spaces.