Ministry of Housing - Bahrain planned to develop East Sitra City Housing Project, in Sitra, Central, Bahrain. AECOM USA Inc was the design consultant. China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC) was the construction contractor. The project covered the construction of 3000 housing units, parking area, and other related facilities. The project would be constructed in 3 phases. The East Sitra City project was one of the key projects initiated by the ministry to provide 40,000 housing units. The project was also in line with efforts to hit the 25,000-housing unit target that the government works towards. This cooperation with China would give full play to the advantages of Chinese companies in project management, housing and other infrastructure construction.