Bahrain discusses plans to build 40,000 residential units

Work already started on reclamation for the East City
Bahrain discusses plans to build 40,000 residential units
By Neil Halligan
Sun 09 Nov 2014 02:47 PM

Bahrain's Ministry of Housing has discussed its plans to build 40,000 housing units, following orders from King Hamad.

The plan will see a series of projects announced in the near future to construct residential blocks and launch new phases in the housing towns under construction. The projects will be financed under the GCC development programme.

The ministry has already given approval for work to start on reclamation for the East City Town, and construction is underway in the first phase of the multi-stage East Hidd City, which includes 483 units.

Minister Bassem Al Hamer, who chaired the meeting to discuss the strategic development, urged the directorate to overcome all challenges and speed up work to finalise procedures for the projects to be launched in planned phases.

The minister also asked for a lists of citizens who would be eligible to receive units and loans which could be announced as part of festivities marking the National Day and His Majesty's accession.

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