Work to start on key Bahrain road revamp
MANAMA, January 9, 2017
Bahrain authorities have started work on the revamp of Sheikh Abdulla Avenue, which extends from Sheikh Hamad Avenue to Bab Al Bahrain Avenue in capital Manama.
The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning said the project is part of its comprehensive plan aiming to revamp roads and maintain traffic safety levels. The BD179,330 ($472,319) project was awarded to Bahrain Pipes Contracting.
Sayyed Bader Alawi, the roads projects and maintenance director at the ministry, said the revamp of Sheikh Abdulla Avenue was an extremely important achievement in the roads network, as the avenue is located in the capital and has a certain historical significance - being the connection between the western part of the capital and the old traditional market (suq).
Alawi pointed out that, once completed, the avenue will serve visitors to the capital Manama and will also add a touch of beauty to the place.
Member of the Old Markets Committee in the Bahrain Chamber of Industry & Commerce Riyadh Al Mahroos lauded the prominent role extended by the Works Ministry in revamping the Old Manama Suq and collaborating with representatives to the chamber for the purpose of serving citizens.-TradeArabia News Service