Bahrain housing project to start early 2015

Budget procedures in final stages for 3,500-unit Al Ramli development

The housing units will be allocated to those applicants who have been on the government's waiting list the longest.
The housing units will be allocated to those applicants who have been on the government's waiting list the longest.

A 3,500-unit housing project in Bahrain is to begin construction at the start of next year once budget procedures have been finalised, local media has reported.

Over the last two years, Bahrain Housing Ministry has appropriated large plots of land and drawn up designs for work on Al Ramli housing project, Gulf Daily News said.

The massive development is intended to cater to old applicants on government housing waiting lists, who will be given priority when the units are allocated.

Al Ramli project will also feature key facilities, green spaces, open areas, mosques and schools.

In early 2011, the Bahraini government announced plans to build around 50,000 social housing units over a five-year period at a cost of $6.63bn (BHD2.5bn). The plans were among a number of initiatives developed in response to growing political unrest in the country, part of the so-called “Arab Spring” protests.

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