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Bahrain unveils biggest residential town to house 90,000 residents

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa unveiled the biggest residential town in Bahrain – the Northern Town – in the presence of HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier.

He announced that the new housing project would be named “Salman Town”, in tribute to HRH the Crown Prince for his dedicated efforts and outstanding contribution to the nation’s progress and prosperity, reported BNA.

The new housing town will boast all major amenities including health, educational, religious, sport, and transportation facilities in addition to modern road network and developed infrastructure for more than 90,000 residents.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, HM the King said that he was delighted to launch the landmark model Northern Town, taking pride in Bahrain’s successive development achievements. “By good fortune, the opening of this modern milestone comes as part of a massive urban and civilisational stride that meets the needs of all the region and consolidates the standing of each governorate to play its role in supporting the national economy for Bahrain to be a model of modernism and development.”

“These lofty qualities, which long marked the people of Bahrain since olden times, is now leading them towards more security and stability”, said HM the King, commending all enterprises for supporting the completion of the project – adding that the Northern Town would rank among the cities of the future. At the end of the ceremony, HM the King handed over the first two units to eligible recipients.

Housing Minister Basim bin Yacoub Al Hamer cited the royal order to construct 40,000 units, describing the move as a quantum in the housing momentum which spans up to 60 years, during which towns and blocs were construction countrywide. He underlined various stages in constructing the model town, ever since HRH the Crown Prince laid the foundation stone, including reclamation, engineering blueprints in cooperation with the French Urban Authority.

He said work on more than 3,000 housing units had already been completed, pointing out that the Northern Town would have eventually the capacity to accommodate more than 90,000 people.

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