A large number of citizens have protested in Hulhumale' calling to reduce the rent of the government housing units developed under the Hiyaa Project.
The protest led by the Hiyaa Union began this evening near the Hiyaa Flats at Hulhumale' Phase 2 where participants called to reduce the flat rents down to MVR 5,600.
The protest to reduce the Hiyaa Flat rent has come after the Male' City Mayor, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu had made a request to the government to reduce the rent.
The payment for the Hiyaa Flats are set to be paid over the course of 25 years with monthly payments of MVR 7,500 along with a property management fee of MVR 1,000.
Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has previously said that the rent for the flats under the Hiyaa Housing Project will be in effect from September 2021 but the rent collection would begin from December 2021.