Bahrain to begin work on over 3,500 housing units
The housing ministry has plans to construct 25,000 units more which are included in the Government Action Plan emanating from the royal order to build 40,000 units as soon as possible
Bahrain will commence construction work on more than 3,500 residential units in the country, this year.
Bahrain’s Housing Minister, Bassim bin Yaaqoob Al-Hamar announced that work on the 3,520-unit Al-Ramli housing project would begin soon, according to Bahrain News Agency.
Al-Hamar said that the ministry had put out a tender to build 1,264 units, the ownership certificates of 40% of which have been handed over to beneficiaries as part of the 3,200 units.
He pointed out that the new city is part of a series of landmark housing achievements attained during the prosperous era of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
It is also part of the housing ministry’s plan to construct the 25,000 units included in the Government Action Plan emanating from the royal order to build 40,000 units as soon as possible, he said.
The plan includes major facilities, educational buildings, a mosque, and green spaces, the 100ha Al-Ramli project is an integrated and sustainable housing compound aiming to meet the needs of a diverse community, he added, noting that Phase 1 of the project will be completed between 2018- 2019.
The minister said that the project will be an integrated and secure urban residential area which is self-sufficient regarding commercial, social and educational needs, as well as modern infrastructure.
He explained that 65.94% of the project will be allocated for residential neighbourhoods, 14.30% for main streets, 5.67% for educational buildings, 1.74% for a public garden, 8.30 % for social services, 1.85% for public facilities, and 2.20% for other purposes.
The minister also said that the Al-Ramli project is among the vital projects featuring in the housing ministry future plans.
He noted that work in all the strategic projects, such as the Northern City, the East Sitra City, the East Hidd City and the Southern City, is underway thanks to the government’s support, and the provision of the budgets by the government and the Gulf Development Fund.
Al-Hamar extended appreciation to Saudi Arabia for its support to housing projects in Bahrain, and the efforts of the Saudi Fund for Development for its cooperation with the Government of Bahrain, represented by the Ministry of Housing, through the grant provided by Saudi Arabia as part of the Gulf Development Fund.
He affirmed that the Gulf Development Fund has contributed effectively to expediting construction in Bahrain’s cities.