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Bahrain begins major roads restoration work

The roads revamp is part of the ministry’s plan to provide quality infrastructure services across the kingdom

Bahrain authorities have started work on the North Town entrance roads revamp project.
Bahrain authorities have started work on the North Town entrance roads revamp project.

Bahrain authorities have started work on the North Town entrance roads revamp project (W-Link), being funded by the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development (as part of the Gulf Development Programme).

The $20.2m project, which will cater to 5,000 housing units in the Northern Governorate of the kingdom, was awarded to Al Ghanim International Company and Haj Hassan Group, who will be in charge of implementation.

It is part of the ministry’s plan to provide quality infrastructure services across the kingdom, said Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, Bahrain's Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, after inaugurating the project.

The project involves construction of a 1.2km-long road with four lanes on each direction; connecting Janabiya and Budaiya Interchange to the North Town, he stated.

A 135m-long bridge will be constructed above the marine channel to provide a smooth traffic flow besides increasing the road capacity.

The ministry is presently reviewing the final designs and documents for the project to construct an alternative building, they added.

Also, the ministry has recently commenced work on a 2.2km-long service road along Salmabad Avenue; leading to Road 1206 in Block 712 at the Northern Governorate.

The project comprises levelling and asphalting works, implementation of a storm water drainage network and ground channels for future use besides construction of pavements, signage and painting ground markings.

The $814,755 project was awarded to Jahicon Engineering Services.

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