Infrastructure work for Bahrain-based Al Qamra residential project at Diyar Al Muharraq has entered the final stages of construction, its developer announced.

According to a statement, urban developer Diyar Al Muharraq said it had achieved 98% completion of secondary infrastructure works for Al Qamra by September 2018.

It added: “The finalisation of the works is expected to take place in October 2018, and it comes in line with the company’s efforts to expedite the construction of its developments in order to cater to its inhabitants.”

All infrastructure work was implemented by Bahrain construction firm Hafeeera Contracting.

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With this latest infrastructure announcement, Diyar said “plot owners will soon be able to benefit from all the infrastructure services and build their own homes”.

Comprising more than 130 affordable freehold residential plots, seven commercial plots, and exhibition space spanning 6,800m2, Al Qamra is part of the Diyar Al Muharraq master development that consists of seven islands stretching over more than 259ha of land.

According to the developer, the project “caters to both locals and expatriates in search of residential and investment freehold plots in one of the most lucrative areas in the kingdom”.

Speaking on the news, Dr Maher Al Shaer, the development firm's chief executive officer, said: “It brings me immense pleasure to announce both that the infrastructure work in Al Qamra is entering its last stages and that this has taken place within the allocated time frame.

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“This will provide plot owners with essential infrastructure services and allow them to commence constructing their residential units, which highlights our efforts towards the manifestation of our integrated vision for Diyar Al Muharraq."

Diyar Al Muharraq Company launched the mixed use mega-project in June 2008, stating at the time it would take 10 to 15 years to complete. Nass Group was the main contractor for all dredging and reclamation works, with the city incorporating 40km of waterfront once complete.