Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has state that works on the Vinares flats being developed at Hulhumale’ Phase II under the current administration’s housing scheme – will reach full completion by mid-2022.
A media official from HDC said that a major percentage of the project is now complete.
“The initial goal was to finish up that flats by next year’s March. Due to difficulties faced in acquiring laborers and construction materials needed – the work was delayed,” the official had said.
The media official also attributed delays subsequent to laborers working at the site testing positive for COVID-19 – which mandates for the site to be closed off for a period of 45 days as per the regulations set out by health authorities.
Noting that the government had opened the opportunity for Hiya flat owners to switch to Vinares flats if wanted – subject to that they give up the Hiya flat units they own – the official said that over 200 Hiya Flat owners have expressed their wishes to switch.
“Hiya Flat owners who wished to switch to Vinares Flats were given the opportunity to submit the allotted form on September 28, 29 and 30. Within this three-day period – 75 of them have submitted the form,” the official detailed.
Also noting that the government had opened the opportunity for individuals who had brought land from Gulhifalhu to switch to Vinares flats – the official said that 214 such individuals have expressed their wishes to switch.
“Vinares flats will first be reserved to Hiya Flat owners and individuals who had brought land from Gulhifalhu who wished to switch. When those two categories are over – application for the flats would be open for public. We estimate that this could be done so within this month,” the official added.
Vinares flats comprise of 10 towers, with 13 floors each; a total of 1,344 apartments that will have three rooms, three toilets, and a balcony. There will be four types of apartments; marina view, inner view, outer view and standard view apartments. Standard view apartments measure up to 883 square feet while the others will be 902 square feet in size.