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Work on BDF's Galali housing project to begin in September
04 : 04 PM - 14/02/2018
Manama, Feb. 14 (BNA): Under the patronage of the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Galali Housing Project benefiting BDF affiliates, was held here today.
The commander-in-chief deputised Defence Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Yussef bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma, to attend the ceremony.

Work in the 213-unit project will commence in September 2018, and last for 15 months.

The minister asserted that housing projects are part of an integrated system of services provided by the BDF for its affiliates, in line with the leadership’s directives, and the keenness of the BDF’s General Command to provide the requirements of decent living, including housing, for its servicemen.

The BDF offers its affiliates two types of housing services. The first is temporary and is granted to the servicemen until they own their housing units.

In this regard, 112 flats have been distributed in Riffa, three BDF officers’ residential buildings, with 54 units each, were opened in 2001, and 350 temporary housing units have also provided in Wadi Al-Sail region.

As to the second type, it is related to ownership units provided in projects carried out in cooperation with the Housing Ministry.

In this context, the BDF affiliates benefited from the first phase of the Wadi Al-Sail project, including 774 units, which was completed in 2011, and the second phase of Zayed City Housing project, including 217 units and 98 land lots, in addition to 252 units in Hamad Town.

The BDF will continue this approach, in line with the leadership’s belief in the need to provide all requirements of decent living for the BDF servicemen, and the third phase of the Wadi Al-Sail Housing Project, including 258 units, will begin in 2019.

Assistant Chief of Staff for Supply and Catering, Rear Admiral Yussef Ahmed Malallah, Director of Supply and Catering, Major-General Ali Saqr Al-Nuaimi, Director of Officers and Personnel’s Affairs, Major-General Mohammed Abdulla Al-Ahmed Al-Ahmad, Military Judiciary President and Court of Cassation President, Major-General Dr. Yussef Raed Flaifal, and a number of senior BDF officers were also present.


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BNA 1258 GMT 2018/02/14


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