The government allocated MVR 35 million from the proposed 2020 state budget to construct a Medical College in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale'.
According to Maldives National University (MNU)'s Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohamed Shareef, the decision to develop a medical school was finalised to reach a solution before the termination of the recently signed 10-year deal with Dharumavantha Hospital.
As per the agreement, MNU is allocated two storeys to operate its School of Medicine.
Dr Shareef revealed that MNU and the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) were in the process of negotiating the lease of land for the college.
Furthermore, he noted the university's intention to relocate MNU to Hulhumale' and has since requested HDC to allocate a five-hectare plot for the university.
"The idea is to relocate the entirety of MNU to Hulhumale'. Facilities such as a hostel and an environment to participate in sports will be created".