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Maldives looks to develop two international schools in Hulhumale

Fathmath Shaahunaz
21 August 2017, MVT 15:30
Fathmath Shaahunaz
21 August 2017, MVT 15:30

The Maldives is seeking contractors to develop two international schools in Phase 1 of reclaimed suburb Hulhumale.

Housing Development Corporation (HDC)’s Managing Director Mohamed Saiman stated Monday that the company is in talks with interested parties for the project, which is to be underway before the end of this year.

Hulhumale Phase 1 already boasts an international school – Gateway International School, which is managed jointly by Gateway College of Sri Lanka and Qualitat Education.

“The population is growing day by day. While some of the Phase 1 flats in development are almost at an end, the demand for schools will increase once they are inhabited,” said MD Saiman as he explained the need for more international schools in Hulhumale. He added that more schools will be commissioned once Phase 2 of Hulhumale is also complete.

Hulhumale, being developed as a Youth City, currently has a population of more than 35,000. MD Saiman estimates that the amount will increase by another 10,000 this year.

The largest school in the Maldives, state run Rehendhi School, is also in Hulhumale Phase 1. Meanwhile, HDC has awarded a project to develop an even larger school with an entirely new concept to Amin Construction for MVR 132 million. The new school is to be completed early next year.