Bahrain’s Batelco opens Riffa pedestrian bridge

Bahrain Telecommunications Co (Batelco), which funded the bridge at a cost of $921,538, officially opened the bridge today

Batelcofunded the bridge at a cost of $921,538 (BHD350,000).
Batelcofunded the bridge at a cost of $921,538 (BHD350,000).

A pedestrian bridge in Bahrain’s Riffa, linking the Southern and Central governorates in Bahrain, opened today.

In line with its commitment to support initiatives that benefit the community, Bahrain Telecommunications Co (Batelco) funded the bridge at a cost of $921,538 (BHD350,000), according to a statement.

Batelco’s chairman, Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, said: “Riffa has grown enormously in size in recent years and the area where the pedestrian bridge is located is among the busiest areas, with a huge amount of pedestrian traffic crossing the very busy main road.

“The new Batelco Bridge will ensure everyone can cross safely while not disrupting the flow of traffic.”

Nabil Abu Fath, Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning undersecretary, added: “Based on the recommendations of the Municipal Council of the Municipality of the Southern region to provide better services for citizens, the ministry was delighted to move forward with its efforts to ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing between the two sides of the busy Riffa main street.

"The project is among the leading projects and is in line with the Ministry's efforts to achieve sustainable urban development through the improvement of public utilities and infrastructure services."

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