Go ahead for new cities in Bahrain
Manama, April 4, 2011
Bahrain's Housing Ministry was yesterday given the green light to build new cities across the kingdom.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa ordered work on the mega schemes to proceed, giving priority to the Northern Town.
He issued directives as he chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Gudaibiya Palace.
The move follows His Majesty King Hamad's Royal order to construct a string of new cities across Bahrain and accommodate housing needs.
HRH the Premier instructed officials to start updating the technical and engineering plans of the Northern Town.
'The session stressed the importance of promoting huge development projects benefiting citizens, particularly housing,' Cabinet Affairs Minister Kamal bin Ahmed said.
The Cabinet also instructed the Finance Ministry to propose new development projects. The schemes would revitalise the economy, meet citizens' needs and promote investment opportunities.
HRH the Premier followed up work on government-funded projects and instructed ministries and departments to expedite approved projects.
He gave instructions for these projects to be completed within approved deadlines.
The session discussed options to revitalise trade and economic activities. The Finance and Municipal and Urban Planning Affairs ministries were instructed to study the estimated costs of proposed plans.