President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has officially initiated the groundbreaking Ras Male’ project, an extensive land reclamation endeavor on Fushi Dhiggaru Falhu. This landmark project, spanning 1,200 hectares, aims to provide a sustainable, long-term solution to the pressing housing crisis in the Maldives.
During the inauguration ceremony, President Muizzu underscored his commitment to prioritize housing, a promise reiterated throughout his campaign. The Ras Male’ development stands out as a pivotal initiative in this regard, marking the commencement of this significant housing project within the first 14 weeks of his administration. The ambitious plan entails reclaiming an area three times the size of Hulhumale’ within the next eight months.
President Muizzu emphasized the commitment to environmental sustainability in the Ras Male’ project, aligning with modern international standards under the Safe Island concept. The city’s topography will be meticulously designed, with a central area elevated to three meters and the edges at two meters. Ras Male’ aims to become the Maldives’ inaugural zero-carbon city, promoting the use of environmentally friendly vehicles.
Renewable energy will power the city, ensuring a green footprint. Accessibility and inclusivity are integral aspects of Ras Male’, with provisions for easy access to public services, particularly for individuals with disabilities. The project also envisions a cutting-edge, high-speed transportation system connecting Ras Male’ with Male’ City.
President Muizzu, committed to fulfilling his pledges within the stipulated timeframe, highlighted the prompt initiation of the Fushi Dhiggaru Falhu reclamation, aligning with his announcement made just 30 days ago. The Ras Male’ project is poised to reshape the landscape, offering a sustainable and modern solution to the housing challenges faced by the Maldives.