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Saudi minister hands over second set of homes built in 48 hours

New homes are part of 574-villa Al Wajiha that Alhakmiah is building within housing ministry's Sakani scheme [VIDEO]

Saudi Arabia's housing minister (pictured left) handed over the second set of Al Wajiha homes.
Saudi Arabia's housing minister (pictured left) handed over the second set of Al Wajiha homes.

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Housing has handed over a new batch of residential units built using “modern construction techniques” by property developer Alhakmiah Holding as part of the authority’s Sakani programme.

The homes are the second batch to be delivered within the Al Wajiha project in Dammam, and were handed over to beneficiaries by Saudi Arabia’s housing minister, Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail.

Saudi Arabia’s first home to be constructed within 48 hours, the completion of which was announced on 26 December, 2018, is also part of the Al Wajiha project. The kingdom’s housing ministry is rolling out the development within its Building Technology Stimulus Initiative, with the first villa completed in cooperation with American building technology company Katerra.

Al Wajiha includes 574 villas that span from 251m2 to 326m2, and is being built using “unconventional” and “modern” techniques to ensure high quality and sustainability.

Alhakmiah Holding’s chief executive officer, engineer Khalid Al-Duwaish, thanked the Saudi Arabian housing ministry for its partnership with the private sector, adding that the collaboration provided local real estate developers the opportunity to serve citizens in Saudi Arabia. Sakani is part of a wider effort to provide Saudi citizens with satisfactory housing options.

Al-Duwaish added that his team was working to accelerate project site activities through the use of “many non-traditional techniques and procedures”, which would ensure that beneficiaries receive their homes on time. Under the plan, the implementation of each residential unit requires no more than two days, whilst also maintaining the desired quality.

According to an Arabic-language report by Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA, the CEO of Alhakmiah said that materials for Al Wajiha’s homes are sourced through international agents with necessary guarantees, with installation supervised by technicians and specialists to ensure quality compliance. 

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