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Bahrain’s $2.9m Riffa roads revamp project is 60% complete

The project covers the construction of a new storm water drainage network, the implementation of service channels and lighting, and the construction of speed humps and signage

The refurbishment of roads in Block 911 in Riffa is being carried out by Eastern Asphalt and Mixed Concrete Company [image: BNA].
The refurbishment of roads in Block 911 in Riffa is being carried out by Eastern Asphalt and Mixed Concrete Company [image: BNA].

The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs, and Urban Planning of Bahrain has announced completing 60% of development work on the refurbishment of roads in Block 911 in Riffa.

The project, valued at $2.9m (BHD1.1m), is part of the country’s Villages and Old Districts Development Programme, according to Eng Sayyed Bader Alawi, roads projects and maintenance director at the ministry.

Awarded to Eastern Asphalt and Mixed Concrete Company, the project includes the refurbishment of the main single roads, the internal roads, and the alleyways in Block 911 in Riffa, at a length of 13km.

READ: GCC infrastructure spend could hit $288bn by 2020

It also covers the construction of a new storm water drainage network, the implementation of service channels and lighting, and the construction of speed humps and signage.

Development milestones so far include the completion of majority of the storm water drainage network, as well as the implementation of the first asphalt layer, which has progressed by 55%, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported, quoting Alawi.

The state-owned news outlet also noted that lighting work has been completed on the project, which is expected to serve 227 housing units, in addition to 11 commercial shops.

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