Preparations are in full swing to open the first phase of the East Hidd Town during the lquarter of this year.
Work on the first phase known as Bu Shaheen Neighbourhood is nearing completion, said Housing Minister Basem bin Yacoub Al-Hamer.
Main construction work on 885 units have been completed which work on infrastructure has reached 90 per cent so far.
The rehabilitation of 498 land plots has also progressed tangibly reaching 88%, said Al-Hamer, adding that work to link entrance to the first phase with the road network has so far reached 85%.
The minister made the statement as he paid a field visit today the progress of work on the East Hidd Town project, accompanied by Assistant Undersecretary for Housing Projects Sami Abdulla Buhazaa and other officials and engineers.
The visit aims to ensure the implementation of the directives of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa last May to fast-track work on the project.
The East Hidd Town is one of the key housing project which were launched to construct 25,000 units which feature in the Government Action Plan (GAP), stemming from the royal order to build 40,000 units.
The minister gave directives to step up preparations to open the Bu Shaheen Neighbourhood which represents the first phase of the East Hidd Town.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier had issued directives to distribute housing projects, including the East Hidd Town scheme.
Source: Bahrain News Agency