Construction on 3,000 unit East Sitra Town project progressing at pace

Phase One of project to be completed over the next two and a half years

Construction work is moving at a steady pace on the East Sitra Town project in Bahrain, officials have announced. The project comprises 3,000 residential units and is being implemented in three phases, and is being overseen by China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC).

East Sitra Town Phase One features 1,077 units and is expected to be completed over the next two and a half years. The Chinese group announced the completion of land reclamation and preparation of the land ahead of the commencement of infrastructure works and construction of the units.

Once all three phases are complete, the project will feature schools, kindergartens and nurseries, public parks, children’s playgrounds, houses of worship, health, social and cultural facilities, a youth club, commercial centres, petrol stations, water treatment station and a centre for visitors’ services, in addition to a 2.6km seafront promenade and 13km-long bicycle lanes. It is expected to serve about 20,640 citizens said a report by the Bahrain News Agency.

During a visit to the project, Housing minister Bassim bin Yacoob Al Hamar said that the accelerated pace of work at housing projects reflects the government’s seriousness in meeting citizens’ housing demands on schedule. He lauded His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s directives to address the housing issue in the Kingdom, citing the royal order to build 40,000 housing units for citizens.

The minister also hailed the follow-up of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, on the distribution of residential units. He also stressed the ministry’s keenness to achieve the housing pledges made by the government in its current Action Plan 2019-2022, through expediting the working process at various projects and coming up with creative solutions to meet citizens’ needs.

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