Work begins on Bahrain's Shaikh Hmood bin Sabah Avenue project
The project is aimed at developing the roads network across the kingdom to achieve the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030
Bahrain's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning has begun work on Phase 1 of the kingdom's Shaikh Hmood bin Sabah Avenue development project in Riffa.
The implementation of the first phase of the project is in line with the directives of Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) stated in a report.
Through its ongoing work on the Shaikh Hmood bin Sabah Avenue development project, Bahrain's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning aims to implement a package of projects to improve the quality of services delivered to citizens.
Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs, and Urban Planning, Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, highlighted the Bahrain ministry’s keenness to develop the roads network across the kingdom in order to achieve the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, as well as ensure smooth flow of traffic and road safety.
The minister stated that the Shaikh Hmood bin Sabah Avenue is a prominent link between the Riffa Avenue, East Riffa and Al Hunayniya, and serves 67 real estates, in addition to many government institutions, such as the Military Museum, Shaikh Salman bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort, East Riffa Health Centre, the Family Courts Complex and many schools, BNA reported.
He added that the area is characterised by its high population density, noting that the road is classified as a commercial avenue and many service facilities are located on its sides, which will enhance the growth of the commercial traffic in it. The project will also contribute to facilitating the traffic movement leading to the Hunainiya and Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa avenues in the kingdom.
The project includes reconstructing the infrastructure of the 3.8km-long Shaikh Hmood bin Sabah Avenue; building a rainwater drainage network, and sidewalks on both sides of the road using ground bricks; improving the lighting network; and laying ground channels for use by other technical services to avoid cutting asphalt in the future, Khalaf said.
In addition, the project takes in consideration required security and safety on the avenue, as it serves commercial activities and public services located on it.
Infrastructure projects as the Shaikh Hmood bin Sabah Avenue are expected to boost the kingdom's road network and increase its ability to cope with the urban and population expansion, he affirmed.