The Housing Ministry said that it had started distributing the keys of the housing units of the first phase of the Salman Town to beneficiaries.
The move follows the order of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, to distribute 5,000 housing units, within the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to meet the citizens' needs marking the holy month of Ramadan, and in line with the ongoing efforts of the government, led by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, to continue implementing its action plan.
Housing Minister, Bassim bin Yaqoob Al-Hamar, said that the ready units' key distribution to beneficiaries follows the completion of the contracts' signing procedures, noting that by this move, the actual operation of the new town has already started following its official opening by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa last month during a ceremony in which HM the King named it after HRH the Crown Prince.
Al-Hamar expressed the Housing Ministry's delight with the remarkable progress achieved in the Salman Town, noting that the units that are being distributed are the fruitful outcome of Ministry's initiatives to activate partnership with the private sector to implement housing projects on government-owned land lots.
He also underlined the Housing Ministry's keenness to ensure that all new town witness similar implementation progress, highlighting the Housing Ministry's recent success in handing over the units of the first phase of the Khalifa Town, which also falls under HRH Crown Prince's order to allocate 5,000 housing units, to beneficiaries.
He also pointed out that the gradual operation of the East Hidd Town and Al-Ramli Suburb housing project will start later this year.
He stressed that the remarkable progress witnessed by social housing in the kingdom is a realistic translation of HM the King's directives to build 40,000 housing units, from which the government's commitment to constructing 25,000 units within its current action plan emanates.
Al-Hamar extended congratulations to the citizens who had been handed over their housing units, reiterating the Housing Ministry's keenness to complete the distribution of the allocated units by the end of August.
The minister extended thanks to the Ministerial Committee for Construction and Infrastructure, chaired by Deputy Premier, Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, for its follow-up on the Housing Ministry's projects, paying similar tribute to the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) for providing the necessary water electricity services to the new units within schedule.
Source: Bahrain News Agency