Male’ City Council has announced that Farukolhufushi will be allocated for local travel and activities.
Mayor Dr. Mohamed Muizzu stated in a press conference to distribute information about the Male’ City Council’s efforts that Farukolhufushi legally became part of the Greater Male’ Region after the reclamation of Hulhumale Phase II, since the island was within 700 metres of Hulhumale.
Farukolhufushi was originally operated as a tourist destination before it was linked to Hulhumale’ Phase II in 2016. Previously, the island was utilised as a drug detox centre.
The council has allowed events to be place in Farukolhufushi, which is also used as a COVID-19 isolation facility. However, in response to citizens’ concerns about the lack of a local travel destination, the city council intends to develop the area for local travels.