The Ministry of National Planning, Housing, and Infrastructure has entered into an agreement with PT Citramas Heavy Industries, in collaboration with Beaver Builders Private Limited, for the construction of 200 housing units in Hithadhoo, Addu City.
Under the terms of the contract, the contractor is responsible for building these 200 housing units within a 540-day timeframe, with a total cost of USD 13.9 million to be covered by the state budget.
Each of these units will have a 1,000-square-foot area and will feature three bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a spacious living room, a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, a laundry room, and a storeroom.
Additionally, the project will encompass the creation of a park and a designated vehicle parking area in close proximity to the units, with the aim of providing a comfortable and pleasant environment for the residents.
It has been more than 15 years since land plots were last distributed in Addu, the Maldives’ second-largest city. The housing shortage is particularly acute in Hithadhoo, which has a population of over 16,000, and the last distribution of land plots occurred in 2002.