Tenders to build 1,200 housing units within Bahrain's Al Ramli Housing Project will be launched in February.
Sami Bu Hazza, assistant under-secretary at the Kingdom's Housing Ministry, said work is underway to prepare the project site and ready it for construction work.
This process commenced once the development's budget procedures were finalised, he continued, adding tenders will be launched upon approval by the country's Tender Board.
Based in the Northern Governorate, the 3,520-unit housing project will feature key facilities such as mosques and schools.
The Housing Ministry completed preparing general and detailed designs, as well as the documents of the tenders.
Bu Hazza said he hopes the units will be handed over to the beneficiaries in 2018.
In 2014, Gulf Daily News reported the project is intended to cater to old applicants on government housing waiting lists, who will be given priority when the units are allocated.
The project forms part of the Kingdom's wider social housing programme.
Bu Hazza indicated that work is ongoing at all projects currently implemented by the Housing Ministry, including the Northern City, the East Hidd, the East Sitra and Southern Governorate’s Housing Project.
He attributed this construction progress to the Bahraini government's support and the provision of funds from the state budget and the GCC Development Fund.