Phase 1 of Bahrain's Northern City project begins
530 homes to be built in one year by four Bahraini contractors
Bahrain’s housing minister, Bassim Al Hamer, has announced that a total of 530 homes will be built as part of the first phase of the 7.4 million m ² Northern City Project in Bahrain, Trade Arabia News Service reports.
According to Al Hamer, four Bahraini contractors have been selected to start work by the middle of July following the tendering process, with allocation about to be completed and the homes ready in one year.
The project includes about 15,000 homes and in the first phase about 2,300 homes will be built in about two and a half years.
The first phase will also include 2,470 homes to be built by the Naseej company.
Al Hamer said financial and technical procedures may take time before the company starts work.
He added that the ministry was also planning to start the second phase, which will comprise 4,000 homes, plots and flats, based on the schedules included in the general plan which is expected to be ready by September.
Ministries and concerned parties will then draw their final visions on their infrastructure needs.
The Northern City Project, along with East Hidd and East Sitra cities, are expected to reduce the housing waiting list considerably, Al Hamer added.