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Gov publicizes temporary list for Hiyaa Project's H9 category

Mariyam Malsa
20 September 2020, MVT 21:09
The social housing towers developed under the Hiyaa Project in Hulhumale's second phase. PHOTO: AHMED AWSHAN ILYAS / MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
20 September 2020, MVT 21:09

The Presidential Committee Investigating Public Housing Schemes, on Sunday, publicised the temporary list of recipients for category H9 under the Hiyaa Public Housing Scheme.

The H9 category is dedicated for long-time residents of Male' that are not registered in or own property in the capital city,

Published on the national gazette, the temporary list includes re-evaluated points as well as the committee’s reasoning for excluding points for some applicants that failed to qualify for public housing. The list also mentioned the details of applicants that the committee was unable to contact in order to physically evaluate current housing conditions.

As per the Presidential Committee Investigating Public Housing Schemes, any individual that wishes to dispute the list may submit their complaints via the official 'Hiyaa Complaints Portal' before the deadline of 1500hrs on October 4.

Temporary lists for housing categories allotted for doctors and nurses (H4), teachers (H5), residents of Male' (H8) and persons with disabilities and their families (H10) were publicized earlier on August 24. The deadline for submitting complaints concerning these four categories has already expired.

While the Committee Investigating Public Housing Schemes has commenced efforts to review and respond to the complaints, the President's Office assured that the finalised lists for the four categories would be compiled with consideration to the complaints.

Initiated during the government of former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the Hiyaa Project comprises the development of 7,000 flats, in the form of 16 towers of 25-storeys each, in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale's second phase.

Although the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)'s administration had issued a list of recipients, allegations of corruption and unjust distribution prompted the current government to form a committee to probe the issue, further delaying the handover.

Over 25,000 people were reported to have initially applied to purchase flats from the Hiyaa project.

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