1,000 flats from Hulhumale’ Phase II allocated for civil servants

1,000 of the 7,000 flats which are to be developed in the Hulhumale’ Development Project Phase II will be allocated for civil servants, says Minister of Housing and Infrastructure, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu.

Speaking during a press conference held at Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure this Thursday morning, Minister Muizzu said President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom had taken the initiative to provide housing for civil servants working in the Male’ area. He said the President had made the decision last Wednesday to allocate 1,000 housing units for civil servants.

He said the 1,000 flats will be divided into three categories; 300 flats will be allocated for managerial-level civil servants, 300 for admin- level civil servants and 400 flats for support service staff.

“Of the 1,000 housing units, 300 housing units will be allocated for managerial-level staff. That, according to the civil service structure is people between MX2 to EX2. The second category is the administration-rank staff. They will be allocated 300 flats. They are staff between MX2 to GS3. The third category is support service staff. They will be allocated 400 housing units. They are staff between SS4 to SS1,” said Minister Muizzu.

Muizzu said the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has provided assurances work on the flats will begin soon. He said they targeted to finish 7,000 flats within one-and-a-half years, and to select tenants for the flats and sign lease agreements by April, 2018.

He said those who wished to apply for the 1,000 flats needed to submit new application forms. And that civil servants who applied for different housing schemes in the past needed to re-apply for the 1,000 flats.

Muizzu said the government had not yet finalized how it would allocate the rest of the 6,000 flats. He provided assurances the flats would be allocated for the benefit of those in most need of housing.