Maldives is one of the premium beach destinations in the world attracting honeymooners, luxury seekers and sea lovers from across the globe. The country is now building a floating city to accommodate 20000 people. Located about 10 minutes from the capital city Malé, the project known as the Maldives Floating City will be completed by 2027.
The floating city will feature a number of facilities such as pretty houses, stores and schools. All these things will be situated within the 2 sq km area of the lagoon. The city’s design is based on a canal network which will run between the houses. It will look like hexagonal-shaped floating structures.
As per international media, by 2024 residents will start shifting into their new homes. Not only this, the city will also take care of the marine ecosystem. As per developers, the artificial coral banks will be linked to the underside of the city for stimulating natural growth of the coral.
It is not an unknown fact that many of the Maldivian islands are less than one metre from sea level. As per reports, the islands will go under the water by 2100. And this is the prime reason for building a floating city in Maldives because a floating city will have no effect if the water level rises.
Being a low-lying island nation in the world, Maldives is most vulnerable to climate change. The archipelago is made up of more than 1100 coral islands. It is set right in the heart of the Indian Ocean and is home to some incredible islands. Rising sea level is caused by global climate change and is an immediate threat to the country.
As per several reports from NASA and the US Geological Survey, almost 80 percent of the Maldives could become uninhabitable by 2050 given the current rate of global warming.