Following a national vision, Hulhumalé is the product of a transformative idea that took shape among the waves.
Hulhumalé is a reclaimed island located 8km off the North East Coast of Malé, the capital of Maldives and 6.5km from Velana International Airport, Hulhulé. The initial reclamation of Hulhumalé Phase I consisting of 188 hectares was completed in 2002. With an aim to relieve the congestion and housing crisis in Malé, the city of Hulhumalé has been planned intelligently to accommodate the growing population with a design incorporating a mix of urban and island life for its residents and visitors
In 2004, Hulhumalé celebrated its first settlement with a resident population of just over 1000. As of 2016, this population had increased, recording numbers over 40, 000. Reclamation of Hulhumalé Phase II consisting of an additional 244 hectares took 77 days, which was completed in early 2015.
As the biggest project focused on population consolidation within the country, Hulhumalé is anticipated to be able to accommodate two thirds of the total population of Maldives with a target population of 240 000.
With plans to establish Hulhumalé as a climate change resilient city, a number of green initiatives are well underway. Environmentally viable transport options are expected to come into operation, together with the introduction of green architecture and generation of green energy within the city.
Hulhumalé is set to be developed as the first smarty city in the Maldives encompassing all the services and ICT network in a complete smart grid. This includes a proposed FIBER OPTIC GPON network which will replace the traditional cables used for ICT services.
A transport master plan has also been developed which includes smart city components such as Smart Traffic Management Systems, Automatic Surveillance, ERP systems promising efficient and public transportation systems. Development of a GIS system, web applications and a dashboard is in progress which will enhance the community engagement through smart and efficient ICT solutions. The utility services grids including water, electricity, fire and sewerage systems are being reviewed to update the existing grids to smart city grids.
Hulhumalé is located 8 km off the North East coast of Malé, the capital city of Maldives and 6.5 km from Velana International Airport, Hulhulé