Saudi's "Sakani" exceeds 240,000 services in last week of August

The “Sakani” website responded to more than 11,000 inquiries from Saudi citizens on housing products and financing

Saudi's "Sakani" exceeds 240,000 services in last week of August [representative image]
Saudi's "Sakani" exceeds 240,000 services in last week of August [representative image]

The total number of services provided by the digital platforms of the Saudi Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” programme – including the implementation of requests and answering Saudi citizens' inquiries – exceeded 240,000 in the last week of August.

The “Sakani” website responded to more than 11,000 inquiries from Saudi citizens about housing products and financing solutions provided by the programme, including residential lands, purchase of ready-made homes, under-construction homes, and self-constructed homes.

In addition, approximately 1,180 objections were also handed with through the Sakani’s “Message Us” service. The unified call centre of Beneficiaries Care responded to more than 42,000 calls within a week.

The official Twitter account of Beneficiaries Care (@ SaudiHousingCC) interacted with citizens and responded through more than 7,230 tweets.

The “Sakani” application recorded 179,000 visits via smart devices looking to take advantage of the integrated electronic services provided by the programme, at a daily rate of more than 25,000 visits.

The “Sakani” smart application allows immediate reservation of lands and the issuance of their contracts electronically, as well as reservation of units; reviewing sites and models; obtaining financing offers; choosing appropriate financing agencies; issuing certificates bearing the value-added tax for the first housing, and more.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Housing aims to increase residential ownership among its citizens to 70% by 2030. More than 58 housing projects at various stages of construction are being developed in various regions of the kingdom.

The programme provides Saudi nationals with access to residential plots, self-construction residential housing, prefabricated housing units, and under construction housing units, among other options.

The Sakani’s digital platforms provide details of the location, features, and prices of the residential units available for immediate and electronic reservation

The programme also offers Saudi citizens who own land the possibility of obtaining a 100% profit-backed real estate loan to build their own homes. It enables Saudi citizens to receive building permits within six months, start constructing within a year, and complete construction of their homes within three years.

During 2020, the Sakani programme aims to serve more than 300,000 families through various housing solutions, by enabling more than 130,000 families to move into new homes, offering Saudi families more than 90,000 plots of residential land, and constructing more than 100,000 housing units in partnership with real estate developers.

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