Ministry of National Planning, Housing, and Infrastructure said they have received almost 9,000 forms applying for the land and flats to be leased from the Male' City area.
The government opened applications for 4,000 flats and 1,000 land plots in Hulhumale', in addition to 2,000 land plots in the reclaimed land in Gulheefalhu.
According to the ministry, they have so far received 8,977 applications for the land and flats through the housing portal so far.
It is not possible to ascertain how many applications were submitted for each category separately because of the way the the ministry's portal was developed. They are only able to determine how many applications they received in total.
The deadline for submitting applications for the housing project is September 26.
According to the land policy, land will be issued to those who are never registered in an island other than Male'. The flats will be issued to people from Male' and people that have had residency in Male' for at least 15 years.