Leading indigenous construction company Bison Maldives is the principal contractor for the construction of the first homes in Maldives Floating City — a new, floating development of 5,000 homes being constructed in a lagoon five minutes speedboat ride from Male’.
Bison Maldives signed a contract with Dutch Docklands Maldives earlier this year for this project.
Together with their international partners from Singapore at Venturer Pvt Ltd, the development of the first mock-up unit of the floating city project city by utilizing engineered timber structures has also been completed by Bison. Venturer is a company focusing on the design, supply and installation of Mass Engineered Timber (MET) and hybrid structures.
For this one-of-a-kind project, Bison’s talented staff is responsible for its creation and development.
Commenting on the involvement of Bison in this project, Abdul Majeed, Founder and Managing Director of Bison Maldives said: “Bison Maldives is delighted to be part of this ground-breaking housing project and we look forward to delivering the first houses on time.”
Additionally, Director for Maldives Floating City Ibrahim Riyaz also stated: “We are excited to start the physical construction of Maldives Floating City, after months of painstaking legal and technical work to prepare for this world-class and affordable housing development. I look forward to taking members of the public to the first houses, so they can see the project for themselves. In such an innovative development, seeing is believing.”
This billion-dollar project uses the latest technology from the Netherlands, where engineers have already completed floating housing projects. The 5,000 housing units will be tethered to the lagoon floor and linked together to create a safe and comfortable environment.
The marine engineering, technical details and specifications for the Maldives Floating City development have already been completed, and construction will begin immediately after the remaining government approvals have been granted. The modular city construction is accordingly scheduled for January 2023 and will take 4 to 5 years to complete.
A 200-hectare lagoon near Aarah was given to Dutch Docklands Maldives to carry out the project. The environmentally friendly floating city is planned to include both housing and tourism. In addition to 5,000 land plots, the project will include a yacht marina, two five-star resorts, and small picnic islands. There will also be a hospital, a school, a shopping mall, a council, and government offices.
Over the years Bison Maldives has established a strong reputation with successful construction solutions and has become an authorized agent in the Maldives for construction-related materials with various international brands. With over two decades of experience, Bison Maldives promises distinct service, experienced staff, a fleet of plant and equipment, the highest quality materials and a reputation for successfully integrating these aspects, to ensure the timely completion of projects.