Social Media Outlets Speak of People’s Sufferings: Authorities Turn Deaf Ear to People’s Pains
Social media outlets are flooded with stories about people's sufferings. Bahrainis have nothing left but to publicly speak up about their grievances and sufferings and, perhaps someone would hear them and take action to solve their livelihood crises which the authorities put them in, while drowning in corruption and tyranny.
Works Minister Rejects Abolishing Building Permit Fees on Housing Units
Minister of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Essam Khalaf rejected a municipal proposal to abolish building permit fees and insurance payments imposed by the ministry on housing units for government housing projects.
12.6 Million BD for Construction of 417 Housing Units in Al-Qalali and Wadi Al-Sail with Saudi Funding
The Tender Board opened a tender for the Housing Ministry with a support from the Saudi Fund for Development to build 71 "DANA-A" houses, 123 "DANA-C" houses at site 229, block 225 in Al-Qalali, and to build 111 "DANA-A" houses and 112 "DANA-C" houses at site 239, block 930 in Wadi Al-Sail, Riffa.
Eskan Bank: VAT won't be Applied on Housing Services
Eskan Bank confirmed that the Value Added Tax (VAT) which is to start on July 1 will not be applied on the housing services or the monthly installments provided by the Housing Ministry, stressing that the bank would continue deducting a quarter of the recipient's salary without any extra fees.
House of Representatives Approves Bill Banning Expats from Owning Properties in Residential Areas despite Gov't Reservation
The House of Representatives approved a draft bill banning expats from owning property in residential areas and allowed them to only own properties in investment zones, aiming at contributing to solve the housing crisis in the kingdom and limiting the increase in real estates prices.
Bahrain Gov’t Calls off Expanding Social Housing Funding Beneficiaries with Cancellation of New “Mazaya Program”
The Bahraini Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has ordered the cancellation of the "Mazaya" system for financing housing requests, and referring back to the former system for funding social housing.
Khalifa bin Salman Tours Sanabis and Some Manama Neighborhoods
Bahrain's Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, 85, toured on Monday (March 25, 2019) the village of Sanabis and the Marouzan area. He also toured some neighborhoods of the capital Manama on Tuesday.
Government Payments via eProtals Increased BD 50 Million Compared to 2017
Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) said that its epayment amount exceeded BD 50 million in the period from January until June 2018, versus the same period in 2017. This means an increase of 74 %.
Bahraini Citizen on Housing Request Wait List for Past 25 Years
Bahraini citizen Sayed Shobbar Al-Sayed Hashem (52 years) said that he has filed a housing request since 1993 (25 years ago).
Distribution of Damistan Housing Units Commences
The Undersecretary Ministry of Housing Abdullah bin Ahmad Al Khalifa announced the start of distributing Damistan housing project units according to the time schedule set by the ministry to distribute 4200 units countrywide.