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High Court intervenes HDC's reclamation of Hulhumale' water theme park

Mohamed Rehan
21 September 2022, MVT 21:52
Housing Development Corporation; contract termination of water theme park was halted by High Court-- Photo: Mihaaru
Mohamed Rehan
21 September 2022, MVT 21:52

Maldives High Court intervenes Housing Development Corporation's (HDC) reclamation of Hulhumale' water theme park.

HDC earlier terminated the contracted made with Water Front and Leisure in 2017, to develop a water theme park and a six story leisure hotel. HDC terminated the agreement in August, and demanded the contractor to handover the property.

After Water Front and Leisure lodged the case at Maldives Civil Court, and requested for a stay order. The court dismissed the complainant's request, following which they appealed at the High Court.

High Court issued a temporary stay order on Wednesday, September 21, until a verdict on Civil Court's rejection for a stay order is arrived at the higher court.

The court held that the case facts may change if HDC is ordered to postpone its decision in light of the temporary stay order, provided the period of handover will be expired within said duration.

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