Male' City Mayor
Dr. Mohamed Muizzu became a household name in the Republic of Maldives after serving as the Minister of Housing and Infrastructure under both President Abdulla Yameen and President Dr. Mohamed Waheed’s administration.
Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, who holds a PhD in the field of Civil Engineering, made his mark in the history of Maldives through his involvement in high value infrastructure and urban development projects from 2012 to 2018 as the Minister of Housing and Infrastructure.
Dr. Mohamed Muizzu received a Bachelor’s Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of London, before completing his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the same University. He was awarded his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds.
Major projects successfully completed under his supervision include Sinamalé Bridge (China Maldives Friendship), Rasfannu, and King Salman Mosque.
During his time as a Minister, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu paid special attention to pedestrianizing roads, as a part of his sustainable development policies to restore the lost tranquility of Malé city.
The sustainable and green development policies were reflected from the many greenswards and plazas (Maizaans) developed throughout the Malé city. These locations became synonymous with the capital city lifestyle as residents relax and unwind as they enjoy the serenity and scenery of the area after the hustle and rustle of the day. This includes the Hitthan Maizaan, Raiveribey Maizaan, Maaveyo Maizaan, Rehendhi Maizaan and Muiveyodhoshu Maizaan. Furthermore,Rasfannu and King Salman Mosque and the dilapidated Sultan Park; a key symbol of the Maldivian history and culture was redeveloped and renewed as the magnificent “Rasrani Bageechaa”.
In addition to this, the first phase of Malé Ring Road, Traveller’s Market redevelopment, reclamation and development of the first and only Industrial Zone in the capital city was also completed under his watch. Simultaneously as he was carrying out these responsibilities, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu also acted as the Governor assigned from the Republic of Maldives to the Asia Infrastructure Development Bank (AIDB).
Following the 2018 Presidential Election and the subsequent completion of President Abdulla Yameen’s administration, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu became a deputy leader of the opposition coalition. In 2020, he announced his intention to contest in the Local Council Elections to become the Mayor of the capital Malé city.
While the election was postponed to April 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the election saw Dr. Mohamed Muizzu win by a historic landslide as the current ruling party’s stronghold over the capital city’s town hall ended after 11 years.