Bahrain water park set for partial completion in 2018

Phase 1 work on a water park in capital city Manama will be completed before the close of the year

Bahrain boasts a number of water parks, including the Wahoo! Water Park [representational image].
Bahrain boasts a number of water parks, including the Wahoo! Water Park [representational image].

Construction work on a water park in Manama, Bahrain, will be partly completed by the end of the year.

Phase 1 work on the 6.5ha water park will be finished before 2018 ends, the undersecretary for municipal affairs at Bahrain's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs , and Urban Planning, Dr Nabil Abdul Fateh said.

The project update came as Fateh visited the construction site, and was given a report on the project's progress.

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Building the water park falls under the directives of Bahrain's Vision 2030 strategy, which, among other things, aims to increase the number of public parks and places of leisure and entertainment nationwide within the next 12 years.

Alongside the government ministry, Capital Trustees and the National Initiative for Agricultural Development are involved in the water park project, according to Bahrain's state news agency. 

It is unclear how many phases will be included in the project, what the work entails, or what the official name of the water park is at this stage, but Fateh called for the scheme to be completed in line with its intended timeline.

Meanwhile, Bahrain's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning has launched a series of road improvements to address traffic congestion in the country.

Last week, the ministry announced its plan to build an exit road from the village of Buri to the Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway to increase road capacity from 500 to 900 vehicles per hour.

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