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Housing Ministry start distributing units of Al-Qalia project

January 10, 2021
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In implementation of the order of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to distribute 5,000 housing units and services, the Ministry of Housing proceeded to hand over units of Al-Qalia neighborhood, in East Hidd town, to citizens who were presented with their contracts over the past weeks.

Project Director, Eng. Mohammed Rashdan, stated that the procedures for handing over the housing units to citizens were carried out according to a timetable, in coordination between the departments of housing services and projects. He indicated that this step came after citizens had completed the procedures for documenting contracts and opening bank accounts with the Housing Bank. He noted that the hand-over procedure takes place after a citizen has completed his procedures by calling the ministry’s hotline to book an appointment for that.

Rashdan stated that the Ministry was keen during the past days to ensure readiness of all units and to review guarantee contracts with contractors so as to ensure the delivery of high-quality housing service to citizens. He stressed that the ministry attaches the issue of housing quality a high priority as it receives direct attention from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the esteemed government led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

He added that the ministry officials were keen to share the joy of citizens receiving their housing units, especially since the nature of the housing issue guarantees stability for Bahraini families by providing adequate housing. He said this matter is the goal of all plans and programmes proposed by the ministry which is working to implement them at an accelerated pace.

Rashdabn said that Al-Qalia project is distinguished by the design of its units that simulate the Bahraini architectural style and the coastal environment of the Hidd area. He explained that the ministry was keen when preparing designs and detailed plans for the project to be inspired by the details of the main city of Hidd in order to preserve the general character and social fabric which characterises the people of the region.

He added that the vicinity of the housing units also received great attention in terms of design, as interior yards and coastal walkways were provided alongside parks and children’s play areas. He added that this approach to building housing cities is in line with the esteemed government’s keenness to implement the eleventh goal of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which stipulates making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

The project Director noted that the procedures for the delivery of housing units came a few days after completing the procedures for handing over contracts to citizens and after completing the documentation procedures and opening bank accounts with the Housing Bank. He indicated that the speed in finalising these procedures stems from the ministry’s keenness on meeting the schedule of distributing 5,000 housing units and services ordered by HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

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