Minister of Housing says distribution of contracts is part of ministry’s programme to build 40,000 housing units
Bahrain’s Minister of Housing, Engineering Bassim bin Yaqoob Al Hamar has started to distribute 5,000 homes under the Al Ramli Suburb Housing Project, in implementation of the order of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.
According to a report by Bahrain News Agency, the Al Ramli Suburb Housing Project is one of the main projects included in the ministry’s programme to implement the order of his Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to build 40,000 housing units, in addition to the housing commitment included in the current government’s programme.
The minister emphasised that the distribution of the Al Ramli suburb contracts represents a new housing asset added to the achievements of the housing march in the kingdom. It also marks the start of operations for one of the new cities in Bahrain, following the first housing phases in Salman City, Khalifa City and East Hidd.
The ministry had taken into account all precautionary measures such as social distancing and use of face masks to combat coronavirus (COVID-19) during the handover of these units, he added.
To maintain social distancing, the ministry had allocated a number of locations to hand over the residential contracts to the needy citizens, said the BNA report. Residents also had to comply with the appointments given to them to ensure only five persons turn up at the same time at every distribution point, it added.