Infrastructure work on more than 240 housing units in Al Qulaia’a neighborhood in East Hidd Town has been completed.
Housing Minister Bassem Al Hamer said the first phase of the BD30 million project, funded by the Gulf Development Programme, was 100 % completed.
“The ministry is currently preparing to complete the necessary procedures to hand over the contracts of the units to the beneficiaries according to a schedule that will be announced in the following weeks,” added Mr Al Hamer in a statement.
“Al Qulaia’a neighborhood consists of 740 housing units and the first phase of the project, consisting of 241 units, has been completed while 499 units are in the final stages of completion. The completion of the first phase of Al Qulaia’a, as well as the completion and residency of Bu Shaheen neighborhood and allocating land plots in Um Al Shajjar neighborhood all, reflect the accelerated pace of work witnessed in East Hidd Town.”
The minister noted that efforts have been stepped up to implement the remaining stages of East Hidd Town in line with directives issued by His Majesty King Hamad to construct 40,000 housing units.
The town consists of 4,036 housing units and 496 land plots and upon completion will house a population of around 28,000 people.
It consists of schools at different educational levels, worship houses, health centres and clinics as well as other facilities.
It also has 58,000sqm allocated for gardens, 300,000sqm for green spaces, as well as 35,000sqm waterfront and parks and a special 4km path designed for pedestrians and bicycles.