With the construction and development of Phase II, more and more people have been moving to this newly developed area of Hulhumale’. While the construction of the apartments in Phase II has been underway for a long time, this piece of land still has ways to go in terms of development.
Located slightly further from Hulhumale Phase 1 means that the development of sectors such as health and education as well as basic necessities such as grocery stores have become increasingly important with the growing population in the area.
While these signs of progress are slowly coming along with brands such as MIFCO and general stores setting shop in Phase II, there is still a lack of it compared to the large number of people residing in the area. Additionally, with more apartment buildings such as STELCO towers as well as the MACL towers being populated, the need for more stores and schools to be opened has become extremely important.
In order to cater to the growing demands in terms of schooling, the first-ever preschool was opened in this area on September 2022. However, one school is definitely not enough to cater to the population, and many are still faced with going the distance to drop their kids off at school in Hulhumale phase 1 or Male’ City.
Even with the availability of public transportation in the area, the large working and studying population proves it to be difficult to make the transit, increasing the need for more schools to be developed in the area.
This, however, might not be an issue for long as the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has signed a contract with the Education Ministry of the Maldives on the 13th of November, 2022 in order to develop five more schools in Phase II.
Under this contract four of the schools are to be built by the Government while the fifth school was contracted to Islanders Education in order to develop the first-ever British international school in the Maldives.
With the development of these schools in densely inhabited neighbourhoods, children based in Phase II will have easier access to education since the schools will be easy to reach, removing the obstacle of distance from the route of acquiring an education!