Housing Minister participates in 22nd GCC Housing Ministers meeting

Doha, May 18 (BNA): Amna bint Ahmed Al Romaihi, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, led Bahrain’s delegation at the 22nd meeting of GCC Housing Ministers in Qatar.

The meeting discussed topics related to GCC efforts to develop social housing in GCC states.

Minister Al Romaihi affirmed the ministry’s commitment to supporting efforts to implement the joint GCC housing action plan 2024-2030, which aims to achieve a common vision between the GCC states to develop the social housing sector.

She said the joint GCC plan embodies an integral relationship between the GCC countries to achieve common housing goals and produce quality housing outcomes for GCC citizens.

Minister Al Romaihi said that Bahrain is committed to supporting GCC housing efforts, particularly in city planning standards, housing projects, applying of the principles of sustainability in housing services, diversifying housing options and cooperating with the private sector to provide social housing.

She highlighted the efforts that have been implemented recently in Bahrain to provide housing services to citizens, through housing financing programme, the government land development rights programme, and completing the implementation of housing city projects.

 The meeting approved the joint gulf housing plan 2024-2030, the adoption of the sustainability guide for housing in the GCC countries, the guide to modern building technologies, the real estate stimulus guide to link landowners with developers and financing bodies, the guide to evaluating cities’ housing flexibility and adopting an economic framework for partnership with private institutions to encourage investment in the real estate sector.

The meeting also discussed the housing database and the unified rules for real estate owners in the GCC countries, organising of the Gulf Housing Week, the third edition of the Gulf Housing Week in Kuwait in 2025 and of the 6th session of the GCC Award for Housing Work of 2024-2025, under the theme “(Digital/Smart) Applications and Technologies in Housing Projects and Programs.”

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Furthermore, Al Romaihi toured the Gulf Housing Exhibition held at the on the sidelines of the Gulf Housing Week, where she was briefed on the key programmes and projects showcased at GCC pavilions.

 Bahrain’s pavilion at the exhibition showcased the Bayti Real Estate platform, which was launched last February in conjunction with the third edition of the Housing Financing Exhibition.

The pavilion also had an interactive platform highlighting key projects included within the government land development rights programme in partnership with the private sector, and the options offered by the housing financing program.


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