Bahrain releases 5,000 housing units to mark Ramadan

Housing ministry is intensifying efforts to speed up distribution of housing

The Bahrain government says it has started the distribution of 5,000 housing units in the Umm al Hassam district following an order by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.

With Bahrain’s head of state His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa previously ordering 40,000 new homes to be built in Bahrain, the Umm al Hassam development is part of a 25,000-unit programme included in the Bahrain Government Action Plan, housing minister, Bassim bin Yaqoob Al-Hamara said the distribution had begun to meet the citizens’ needs marking the holy month of Ramadan, and in line with the efforts of the government  led by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

The Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported that Al-Hamara also revealed that the ministry had “intensified its efforts to prepare the distribution timetable immediately after the issuance of HRH the Crown Prince’s order, affirming that all potentials will be harnessed to ensure the distribution process is completed within the shortest period possible.”

The report added that the minister highlighted the government’s support to the housing ministry’s efforts, noting that” the government is keen to achieve the royal directives aimed at ensuring the stability of Bahraini families through harnessing all its potentials to provide them with the requirements of decent and stable life.”

The units of Umm Al-Hassam housing project are designed according to the D11 model, which consists of two floors and four rooms. The units’ owners may build an additional floor and undertake the legal expansion stipulated by the Housing Ministry’s regulations. The project features a mosque, commercial outlets and open areas commensurate with the needs of the Bahraini family.

Last week it was announced that tenders have been issued by Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning for new homes as part of its affordable houisng Towns and Villages Development Project “aimed at supporting low-income citizens.

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