Bahrain Ministry and CMEC unite for Sitra housing project phase 3

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Bahrain Housing Ministry-CMEC sign deal
Officials during the meeting | Image Courtesy: BNA | Cropped by GBN

Bahrain’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning has signed an agreement with the Chinese company China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) to implement the third phase of the Sitra housing project.

Under the agreement, CMEC will construct 1,269 new housing units in the third phase of the Sitra housing project at a total cost of $315 million (BD119 million). This phase will include secondary infrastructure services and will commence in the first quarter of 2025.

Amna bint Ahmed Al Rumaihi, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, emphasized the continuous development and growth of cooperation between Bahrain and China across various fields, particularly their successful partnerships in diverse development sectors.

She noted that the ties and cooperation between Bahrain and China are strongly supported by the leaderships of both countries. The minister highlighted the positive outcomes of His Majesty the King’s recent state visit to China, which resulted in the signing of several agreements and memorandums of understanding across various sectors.

The minister explained that the third phase of the Sitra housing project, which is part of the ministry’s plan to provide comprehensive housing services for citizens, is the largest in terms of housing units and the final phase in the construction timeline. She added that the signing of this agreement comes just 3 months after the inauguration of the second phase, which included 531 units.

The Sitra Housing Project stands as a model of integrated urban development, seamlessly blending residential units with expansive green spaces, advanced road networks, waterfronts, cycling, and pedestrian paths, and a comprehensive array of service, educational, health, and commercial facilities- all designed to elevate the standard of living.

The third phase of the Sitra Housing Project will span 670,000 square meters and feature a 23.6 kilo meters main and secondary road network, 22.8 km sewage network, 27.6 km rainwater drainage network, and an integrated lighting system with 753 lampposts.

This phase will include 36 electricity substations, 6 telecom towers, and various service facilities like a shopping mall, 5 commercial centers, 3 schools, a cultural center, an auditorium, and a child development center.

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