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Plans to buy land for Manama's Old Suq development

Preparations are in full swing to buy 13 plots of land for the Bahrain government to carry out development projects in Manama’s Old Suq, including car parks, shelters and toilets. 

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Bahrain plans 2 multi-storey car parks at suq

Two massive multi-storey parks accommodating 2,000 cars are to be built at Muharraq Suq in Bahrain.   His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday (June 24) ordered work to sta

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Manama suq traders warn of blaze threat

Traders have warned of "destructive" fires that could devastate hundreds of businesses in Bahrain's oldest suq if safety measures are not upgraded.   They say the majority of more than 1,300 shops i

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Bahrain's blaze-hit suq to be rebuilt: Premier

Bahrain's Premier has called for the blaze-hit suq in Muharraq to be rebuilt. His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa gave the instructions as he inspected the damage.   He dire

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Popular shops destroyed in Muharraq suq blaze

Fire ripped through one of the biggest suqs in Bahrain yesterday (June 2), destroying four popular shops and causing long tailbacks for nearly two hours.   Sixty-five Civil Defence personnel, 18 fire engines and

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Bahrain Premier calls for Manama Suq upgrade

Bahrain's Prime Minister has called for obstacles hampering trade activities to be removed. He directed an urgent upgrade of facilities at Manama Suq.   "Manama Suq stands as a symbol of long-standing tr

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Bahrain's biggest suq set to open

A historic valley in the Southern governorate will host Bahrain's biggest traditional market. The 18,000sqm suq will open tomorrow night at the Hunniniyah Valley, and will feature 80 indoor and outdoor stalls selling tradition

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Suq traders’ plea after ‘zero profit’

Traders in the Manama Suq have reportedly made "zero" profit since the outbreak of violence across the country since February 14, our sister newspaper, the Gulf Daily News reported. They have sent out an urgent plea to g

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Bahrain’s 4-star hotels suffer $79m blow

Bahrain's four-star hotels have lost nearly BD30 million ($79.5 million) in the last year, as room bookings have plummeted by 50 per cent due to the unrest. A total of 27 hotels has lost around BD1 million each since violence erupted on th

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Tamkeen plan to help Bahrain jewellers

Tamkeen, Bahrain’s labour fund, has drawn up a rescue plan to help save Bahrain's ailing jewellery industry. Tamkeen has pledged financial aid of up to BD10,000 ($26,525) to businesses which have suffered losses as a result of the unrest,

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