Bahrain’s housing policies highlighted at UN session

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Bahrain’s housing policies highlighted at UN session

Manama, July19 (BNA): Bahrain’s efforts to providehousing to citizens were outlined during a panel discussion session held at theUnited Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, the USA.
Addressing the session, Housing Minister Amna bint Ahmed Alromaihi highlightedthe housing finance programme and the Government Land Rights Programme inpartnership with the private sector, aimed to speed up services citizens.
The Kingdom of Bahrain organized the session on the sidelines of their participation in the High-level Political Forum on SustainableDevelopment (HLPF) 2023 held under the theme "Accelerating the Recoveryfrom the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels,' where the Kingdom's SecondVoluntary National Review on the progress toward achieving sustainabledevelopment goals (SDGs) was presented. 
The heads of delegations of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic ofSingapore, the Republic of Kenya, the Dominican Republic, and the ExecutiveDirector of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme attended thesession.
Alromaihi highlighted the development of social housing in Bahrain, which beganin the early 1960s with  the inauguration and inauguration of the Isa Townthen Hamad Town in 1984, then Madinat Zayed, and all the way to the fivehousing cities. Which the ministry has been implementing since 2012, which areSalman City, Khalifa City, East Hidd City, East Sitra City, in addition toAl-Ramli.
Addressing the session, she highlighted the Government’s efforts to implementthe royal directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to construct40,000 housing units.
She stressed the Government’s drive to fast-track housing services, mainlythrough the Government Land Rights Development Programme, which is beingcarried out in partnership with the private sector.
She highlighted that the needs of women are taken into account in housingprojects, thanks to HM the King’s care, with the support of His Royal HighnessPrince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
She highlighted the drive of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), chaired byHer Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM theKing, to promote housing services for women.
 She underlined the ministry’s efforts to provide housing services topeople with special needs, vowing to continue efforts to provide decent housingin line with the Government Programme (2023-2026) and implement the11th sustainable development goal.