Hulhumalé or Hulhulemale is a recovered island situated in the south of North Male Atoll, Maldives. The counterfeit island was recovered to build up another land mass required to meet the current and future lodging, modern and business advancement requests of the Malé area. The official settlement was introduced by President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom on May 12, 2004.
The advancement and administration of the island is attempted by a legislature claimed enterprise called Housing Development Corporation (in the past Hulhumalé Development Unit/Hulhumalé Development Corporation) which was fused on March 23, 2005.
Recovery of Hulhumalé started on October 16, 1997 on the Hulhulé-Farukolhufushi tidal pond 1.3 km off the North West bank of Malé. Introductory recovery (or Phase I) comprising of 45% of land mass was completed by the Ministry of Construction and Public Works (MCPW) costing USD 11 million. The venture was then preceded by a Belgian Joint Venture Company, International Port Engineering and Management & Dredging International (DI) costing an expected USD 21 million. Every one of the works including recovery and beach front structure advancement shrouded in Phase I were finished by June 2002.
A premise of improvement known as Phase I was framed under the principal Master Plan which was finished in July 2001 by a consortium of specialists from Singapore with the commitment of numerous administration offices, councils and people. It reasonably characterizes the long haul arrive utilize and advancement methodology (counting urban outline proposition, transportation arrangements and utility framework) with contemplations for future foundation associations with the neighboring Phase II and arranged airplane terminal augmentation territories. The Master Plan is to be intermittently assessed and conformed to incorporate advances being developed.
Hulhumalé is underutilized with respect to other focal atolls in the Maldives. It would lead the pack of the administration to enhance usage by moving government priests, government divisions and open organizations to Hulhumalé and helping open hirelings with migration costs. Pending urban advancement, greenery finishing would help make the place more appealing.