Demo models of the houses in the much anticipated floating city will be available for public viewing later in September, confirms the consultant involved in the billion dollar project.
Speaking to local outlet PSM News, Consultant Ibrahim Riyaz said that heavy rain has prevented the homes from being shown to the public but that the weather is expected to clear up later in the month, according to forecasts from the Maldives Meteorological Service. He said that the model will include a road with houses and trees on both sides. He added that interested individuals can sign up for the public viewing online and that transportation will be provided.
The floating city is being developed in a lagoon near Aarah, Kaafu Atoll. Five lagoons have been leased to Dutch Docklands for the project, two of which have been re-leased to another company by the contractor.
The floating city project is the first of its kind to ever be developed in the world. The city will span a lagoon of 200 hectares, comprising of various establishments such as residences, shops, and hospitals. All of the establishments will be designed and developed to float on shallow water. The project is expected to cost about USD1 billion.
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