The Council of Ministers wants the Supreme Council for Planning, the Public Authority for Housing Care, the Ministerial Legal Committee and the Fatwa and Legislative Department of the National Assembly to accelerate the implementation of the Silk City draft law and submit it to the National Assembly to give time for the committees affiliated to the National to study and approve the draft law, reports a local daily quoting sources.
According to these sources, the government wants the concerned bod-ies to bank on experiences from within the country or overseas to help achieve the desired goals over the next ‘few’ days. It is worth mentioning the Silk City — comprising residential, investment, touristic and entertainment facilities in addition to an international commercial center — will be built on 250 square kilometers at a cost of nearly KD 25 billion and expected to provide 40,000 job opportunities. In a related issue, sources revealed the government has allocated KD 1.5 billion for the infrastructure of five new residential areas in the north, south and the center of the country.
In this regard, the Council of Ministers wants the Public Authority of Housing Care to implement this infrastructure before starting the construction of the residential units in order to avoid the repetition of problems which surfaced in South Surrah and Saad Al-Abdullah.