Bahrain has announced plans to build a total of 1,382 flats on Island 12 of the Salman City as part of a major residential development project worth BD123 million ($324 million). The project is likely to be completed by the second quarter of 2023.
It is part of the Government Action Plan (GAP) which stipulates the construction of 25,000 flats to meet the needs of applicants who are on the waiting list.
The massive Salman City has been designed to cover 740 hectares on the northwestern coast of Bahrain.
Announcing the project, Housing Minister Bassem Al Hamer said these flats will be built as part of the general blueprint of the Salman City and are likely to be ready by the second quarter of 2023.
Al Hamer said the ministry is focusing on sustainable development and in the Salman City project too it will be using renewable energy and recyclable materials. The project will also boast open areas, cycling lanes and children’s gardens.
“Most of the flats have been designed to look out onto green spaces – parks, gardens and 40-km-long beachfront cycling and walking lanes,” he added.