Bahrain has started handover on a new batch of social housing units as part of a federal residential programme.

The Ministry of Housing in Bahrain started delivering units in the Arad Housing Project, located on Muharraq Island, over the weekend. 

This comes as part of the ministry's initiative to build up to 25,000 housing units in a nationwide property push to meet growing demand for modern housing.

Alongside the Arad handover, the ministry started delivering homes in the Busaiteen housing project, also on Muharraq Island.

The number of units allocated for either handover were not disclosed in the reports by Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

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Housing Minister, Bassim bin Yaqoob Al-Hamar, said that the Arad Housing Project demonstrated the government's progress as it looks to make thousands of  new homes available across the country, according to BNA.

The Ministry of Housing's 25,000-unit programme is part of a royal directive to build 40,000 units within the shortest time possible.

Many families were given the keys to their new homes at Arad and Busaiteen during the government's celebration of Eid Al-Fitr. 

More units will be delivered in batches between now and the end of August, BNA said.