Bahrain to build $5.59bn housing units
Manama, September 19, 2012
Bahrain is planning to construct thousands of housing units over the next five years worth a staggering BD2.1 billion ($5.59 billion) - funded by the GCC 'Marshall Plan'.
Housing Minister Bassem Al Hamer announced the massive scheme yesterday, as he addressed a joint session at the National Assembly.
Under the five-year strategy, 47,000 units will be built, along with 10,000 others, through alternative housing programmes in partnership with the private sector.
The project will be funded through the $10 billion GCC 'Marshall Plan', earmarked for Bahrain.
The government will allocate 46 per cent of the GCC financial lifeline to fund housing projects, in a bid to bring the waiting period under five years by 2012.
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