Bahrain housing minister says citizen housing a priority
Private sector has committed to build 25,000 homes between 2019-22, minister says at UN Habitat Assembly
Bahrain's Minister of Housing, Bassim bin Yaqoub Al Hamer, said during his address at the United Nations Habitat Assembly in Nairobi, that the kingdom would continue to develop social housing projects for its citizens, as envisioned by its Sustainable Development Goals mandate and its Economic Vision 2030 programme.
Al Hamer said Bahrain had constructed three residential cities between the 1960-90s, and delivered its housing services 129,000 times over the last 50 years, all of which benefited 65% of Bahraini citizens.
In 2014, HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ordered the construction of 40,000 housing units under Bahrain's Government Action Plan 2015-18.
Bahrain’s private sector has committed to provide 25,000 housing units under the government action plan 2019-22, the minister added, according to a report by Bahrain's state-run news agency, BNA.