Bahrain’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning is set to implement a project to build 372 new housing units in Khalifa Town, worth BD17 million ($45.13 million).

Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa paid a field visit to the Khalifa Town, along with several ministers and officials, and was informed about the preparations to launch the project.

 The project, which is part of the housing commitments contained in the current Government Action Plan (2019-2022), is expected to be completed in two years.

The deputy premier also inspected the land lots allocated in Khalifa Town for the implementation of the government-owned lands development rights programme (Government Lands’ Development Programme), which will provide more than 3,300 housing units that will be offered at reasonable prices for the beneficiaries of the newly announced housing financing schemes.

According to Housing and Urban Planning Minister Amna bint Ahmed Al-Rumaihi the project will feature units with new designs, developed by the ministry over the past period for the ongoing projects in Salman Town and East Sitra Town.

 She revealed that the project contains an area for public services and utilities, a mosque, shops, a park and a playground, while the housing units consist of four bedrooms, two halls, a majlis, a kitchen, four bathrooms, and a storeroom.