Bahrain's Deputy PM opens $5.3m Busaiteen beach walkway
The strategic project spans an area of 2km and will include a public square, green spaces, family outlets, and restaurants
Bahrain’s Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Development and Infrastructure Projects, Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, marked the opening of the $5.3m (BD2m) Busaiteen beach walkway, emphasising the kingdom’s keenness on providing infrastructure that guarantees a secure and healthy environment for citizens.
The strategic project – which was carried out by Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning – spans an area of 2km and will include a public square, green spaces, family outlets, restaurants, and other facilities, including a car park with 400 spaces.
The walkway project uses clean and renewable energy. It also comprises 80 fitness devices, among other recreational facilities.
Once operational, the project is expected to promote internal tourism and act as a sports and recreational area for Bahraini families, according to the state-run Bahrain News Agency.
Commenting on the importance of sports, the deputy prime minister alluded to the Cabinet’s decision to allocate half work day on February 11 to enable public sector employees to take part in sporting activities.
The inauguration took place in the presence of the kingdom’s Minister of Works, Municipality Affairs, and Urban Planning, Eng Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf; the Electricity and Water Affairs Minister, Eng Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak; as well as other senior officials, leaders, and members of municipal councils.