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Bahrain PM eyes infrastructure-led growth

by Neha Bhatia on Jul 17, 2017

Key infrastructure projects are underway in Bahrain [representational image].
Key infrastructure projects are underway in Bahrain [representational image].

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Three key infrastructure developments in Bahrain are progressing as planned.

A bridge connecting the intersection of the Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway to the Shaikh Isa bin Salman Highway will be constructed to facilitate traffic from Manama to Isa Town and other regions.

Detailed designs for the two-lane bridge are due to be ready in Q4 2017. 

Work on Phase 2 of the Jasra Interchange Project, which will ease traffic for those heading from Manama to Janabiya, Budaiya, and other towns and villages, is also imminent. 

A long-term care centre for chronic diseases will be tendered in Muharraq, and the city's old market will be revamped by building a number of traditionally-designed commercial shops with integrated services.

Financed by Saudi Fund for Development, a tender for the medical facility will be issued at the end of August, with construction due to begin in March 2018. 

The Muharraq souq revamp includes a traditionally designed building spanning 3,255m2.

Comprising 31 commercial spaces, work on the project will begin on 1 August, and be completed by 15 December, 2018. 

Updates about each project were given to HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, following a visit by the head of Bahrain's Works, Municipalities Affairs, and Urban Planning Ministry, Essam bin Abdulla Khalifa, BNA reported.