Saudi's 'Sakani' delivers ready villas across 23 projects in August 2020
The villa housing projects will include sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, mosques, and educational and health facilities
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Housing’s ‘Sakani’ programme has delivered ready-made villas in more than 23 projects across various regions of the kingdom in August 2020, with beneficiaries having reserved their houses ahead of signing the final contract.
In August, the ‘Sakani’ programme delivered pre-fabricated villas in the Dawadmi, Shaqra, Zulfi, and Majmaah housing projects of Riyadh; the Al-Khurma housing project in Makkah Al-Mukarramah; and the Buraidah, Unaizah, Al-Mithnab, Uyun Al-Jawa, and Al-Bada’a housing projects in the Qassim region.
In addition, pre-fabricated villas were also delivered in the Hafar Al-Batin and Al-Ahsa housing projects in the eastern region; the suburb project in Jizan; the Rafha and Tarif housing projects near the northern border; the Al-Ula housing project in the Medina region; the Hail housing project in the Hail region; and Tabuk and Tayma housing projects in the Tabuk region; the Sakaka and Al-Qurayyat housing projects in the Al-Jouf region; the Najran housing project in Najran region; and the Al-Mikhwah project in Al-Baha region.
The Ministry of Housing aims to provide approximately 14,000 residential ‘ready-made villa’ units, each comprising an area of up to 500m2, across 42 projects in the kingdom.
The villa projects are characterised by the integration of infrastructure, including sidewalks, lighting, electricity and water services, parks, children's playgrounds, mosques, government agency buildings, as well as educational, health and other facilities.
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, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.
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