Works Minister reviews Saudi-funded road project in Bahrain
A construction contract for the project was awarded to Amira Contracting Company and the Eastern Company by the Tender Board
Bahrain’s Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Essam Khalaf, as part of a site tour, inspected the work flow at the road construction project — construction of which began in June 2020 — leading to Al-Lawzi housing project located in Hamad town.
During his site tour, Khalaf stressed on the importance of the road project as a development project of the main road network, which aims to reduce bottlenecks in the areas directly connected to the street, state-held Bahrain News Agency reported.
A construction contract for the project was awarded to Amira Contracting Company and the Eastern Company by the Tender Board of Bahain, with the contract being valued at $13.8m (BHD5.2m). The project is being funded by the Saudi Development Fund.
The project is located in the southeast of Zaid Bin Omairah Highway, west of Lake Lawzi and extends south to Intersection Road 26.
It includes the construction of a 4.8km highway, with two lanes in each direction from Zaid bin Omaira Street to Street 3, in addition to the construction of three lanes in each direction from Street 3 to Street 26.
Additionally, the project covers the development of all intersections and the creation of four light signals to increase the efficiency of the intersections, regulation of traffic, and realisation of traffic safety.
Upon completion, the project will serve the people of Al-Lawzi, Damistan, Karzakan, Hamad Town, and Al-Malikiyah areas.
The minister was accompanied by undersecretary for works affairs, Ahmed Al-Khayyat; assistant undersecretary for roads, Huda Fakhro; road projects and maintenance director; Sayyed Badr Alawi; and roads planning and design director, Eng. Maha Khalifa Hamada.