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date: 29 05, 2006



Manama, Work process of the BD 422 million ambitious housing plan that consists of 23 housing projects, launched by the government throughout the Kingdom to provide 11500 housing units for citizens was reviewed by the Prime Minister today.

This came during a work meeting held this morning and dealt with the implementation of the 2006 - 2007 housing units project and the bd 30 million housing grants which will benefit a total of 1500 Bahraini families within the few coming weeks. The Prime Minister asserted that further housing projects will shortly be executed by the government to achieve its future housing strategy, aimed at providing decent housing to all citizens as quickly as possible. The Prime Minister was also briefed on the future housing plan, consisting of the construction of new towns, expansion of villages and the launch of public projects in a number of governorates.

The Premier was also briefed on the implementation stages of the current 16 government housing projects, worth bd 135 million, including construction and ownership-transfer costs to build 4358 housing units, comprising 2400 houses, 1258 apartments and 700 housing plots. The Prime Minister was briefed on the work stages of seven housing projects, being executed by the housing bank in association with the works and housing ministry and the private sector at the cost of bd 287 million to create 7079 housing units, comprising 1452 houses, 5366 apartments and 621 housing plots. The Prime Minister affirmed within this framework that the government was exerting every effort to provide appropriate housing units for Bahrain citizens and enable them through all available means to benefit from these services within the shortest time possible by reducing waiting time for beneficiaries. He said that the government had increased the housing projects financial budget for the next two years, in an effort to ensure that more housing projects are launched, a greater number of houses are constructed and new housing services are provided. This, he said, should happen, taking into consideration the participation of the private sector in construction projects to minimize waiting times and maximize housing facilities. He said that the private sector was capable of contributing to infrastructure projects including housing projects.

During the work meeting, the Prime Minister gave directives that the size of housing facilities should suit the extended Bahrain families and that apartments should include rooms and various facilities to ensure maximum comfort for citizens. The Premier stressed on the importance of taking care of the aesthetic aspects of housing units to match the development being witnessed by the Kingdom of Bahrain , underlining that citizens should be kept living in their original areas to preserve and reinforce family bonds. Shaikh Khalifa also gave directives during the meeting on the importance of concluding the current housing projects within deadlines and to allocating more housing sites to achieve the country future housing plans. He also stressed that the housing and services sectors in the Kingdom form a main fulcrum in the government's current and future plans and receive extra care by various government bodies for their direct link with citizens and their living conditions. Moreover, these projects reinforce the economic and services boom during the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister noted..
 

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Bahrain unveils $1.12bn housing project
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Manama

A massive BD422 million ($1.12 billion) nationwide housing scheme will provide homes for 11,500 families.

The 23-project programme, reviewed by the Prime Minister yesterday, will also include BD30 million in housing grants. The target is decent homes for every citizen as quickly as possible, said the Premier.

He was also briefed on the implementation stages of the current 16 government housing projects, worth BD135 million, including construction and ownership-transfer costs to build 4,358 housing units, comprising 2,400 houses, 1,258 apartments and 700 housing plots.

The Prime Minister was briefed on the work stages of seven housing projects being executed by the Housing Bank in association with the Works and Housing Ministry and the private sector at a cost of BD287 million to create 7,079 housing units, comprising 1,452 houses, 5,366 apartments and 621 housing plots.

He said that the government had increased the housing projects' financial budget for the next two years, in an effort to ensure that more housing projects are launched, a greater number are built and new services provided.

This, he said, should happen, taking into consideration the participation of the private sector to minimise waiting times and maximise housing facilities.

During the work meeting, the Prime Minister gave directives that the size of housing facilities should suit extended Bahrain families and that apartments should include rooms and various facilities to ensure maximum comfort.

The Premier stressed on the importance of taking care of the aesthetic aspects of housing units to match the development being witnessed by the kingdom, underlining that citizens should be kept living in their original areas to preserve and reinforce family bonds.

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$1.6bn Bahrain housing project

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Bahrain has unveiled the country's first joint government and private sector housing project, the $1.6bn Hay Al Zahra'a View, reported the Bahrain Tribune. The project is aimed offering affordable housing for Bahrainis. Al Enma'a House for Real Estate are the developers.
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