Ministry of Housing
The history of the Ministry of Housing goes back to year 1975, when His Highness Sheikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the prince of the State of Bahrain, may Allah rest his soul, issued a decree to establish a Ministry of Housing, to provide social housing for citizens with limited income, and Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa was appointed as the first minister of the Ministry of Housing at that time.
Since the establishment of the Ministry, it began constructing several housing projects in various governorates of the Kingdom; the Ministry achieved remarkable success in applying the governmental policies related to housing, by using extensive research and adoption of modern technical specifications.
The most notable achievements of the Ministry, which contributed significantly in fulfilling housing needs of the citizens were: the construction of housing units in the new cities at that time, as several housing projects were implemented in Isa Town, which was established in 1968 and named after the deceased prince, Sheikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, as well as the establishment of Hamad Town in 1984, which was also named after the name of His Majesty, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince during that historical period.
After that, the construction of housing projects has continued over the last 36 years till the present day, whether through the residential compounds in the five governorates of the Kingdom, or through constructing new cities like Zayed City, and recently, the Northern City, Sharq Al Hidd City and Sharq Sitra City.