Huravee Building to be demolished, park to be built in place

The Planning Ministry has said discussions are ongoing to demolish the Huravee building and build a park in its place.

The Huravee Building is an office building constructed during former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom's presidency. The administrative offices for the Anti-Corruption Commission, National Integrity Commission, Maldives Immigration, Transport Authority, Male' City Council were previously located in the building. The offices were relocated when the building was deemed unsafe.

State Minister at the Planning Ministry, Akram Kamaluddin, said the ministry hopes to demolish the government building over the next couple of months. Akram said a park and a parking zone would be constructed on the property.

Former President Mohamed Nasheed's administration had also planned to demolish the building. However, the project could not move forward at that time as the offices located in the building could not be relocated.