Gov't allocates 300 flats for tourism workers

The Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure has allocated 300 flats for employees in the tourism industry under the government's housing scheme.

Speaking about the decision, Minister of State Akram Kamaludeen said that the flats will be provided to employees who have been working in the tourism industry for 15 years. He added that the policies will be published soon.

The ministry has opened applications for the second phase of the Binveriya and Gedhoruveriya housing schemes. The second phase involves the provision of 4,000 land plots and 6,000 flats in the Greater Male' Region. The ministry is accepting applications from individuals who are registered or have lived in Male' for at least 20 years.

The administration of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih initiated the first phase of the Binveriya housing scheme, marking the first time in nearly 40 years that land plots were made available to residents of Male'. The government is providing over 9,000 land plots to residents of Male' under the scheme and began handing over land plots in August while the construction of the flats is progressing at a fast pace. The plots have been allocated from Hulhumale' Phase II and by reclaiming Gulhi Falhu and Giraavaru Falhu. A total of 19,639 individuals have been deemed eligible for land plots in the final list for the Binveriyaa scheme while flats will be given to over 13,000 applicants under the Gedhoruveriya scheme.