07 April, 2020

Saudi to build 20,000 houses on Eastern coast

Six projects to accommodate 100,000 people

An Asian labourer works at the construction site of a building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia August 2, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

An Asian labourer works at the construction site of a building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia August 2, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Saudi Arabia has launched six projects to build nearly 20,000 houses on its Eastern coast as part of an ongoing programme to provide housing to citizens in all areas of the Gulf Kingdom, according to the Housing Ministry.

The six projects near the port of Dammam comprise town houses, apartments and villas at affordable prices, the Ministry said on its website.

The projects around the Dammam-Riyadh motorway will accommodate more than 100,000 people and have a total area of nearly 9 million square metres, it said.

Thousands of Saudis have already booked houses on the Ministry's website ahead of the completion of the projects, which are undertaken by private developers in partnership with the Housing Ministry, it added.

The projects are Dammam Oasis, Al-Farida, Sadeen, Nisaj Town, Western Hills, and Mada Oasis.

(Writing by Nadim Kawach; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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