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308,000-sq-m FACILITY

Officials signing the agreement in the presence of Al Zayani.

Tilke lands Bahrain expo centre consultancy contract

MANAMA, November 22, 2017

Bahrain has awarded a major contract to Tilke, a global engineering and architecture company based in Germany, to provide consultancy services for its new exhibition and conference centre coming up next to the Bahrain International Circuit on a 308,000-sq-m area in Sakhir.

With a built-up area of 149,000 sq m, the project will boast 10 exhibition halls with a total area of 95,000 sq m along with all the necessary services in addition to areas dedicated for retail and events.

Minister of Works, Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning Essam bin Abdulla Al Khalaf signed the agreement with Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority CEO Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa and Hermann Tilke, representing the project's consulting firm in the presence of Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani.

Lauding the project, Al Zayani said the exhibition and conference centre will help attract and develop the international exhibitions industry in Bahrain as per the latest technologies and technical specifications that will further drive the growth of this robust sector in the kingdom.

Al Khalaf said the giant facility will include a 4,500-sq-m conference hall which will be divided into three separate hi-tech rooms. It will also include 27 small and medium conference and meeting rooms with a total area of about 1,700 sq m.

The signing ceremony was attended by leading officials of the Ministry for Works, Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning including undersecretary Ahmed Abdulaziz Al Khayat, the assistant undersecretary for Joint Municipal Services and acting assistant undersecretary for construction and maintenance projects  Raed Mohammed Al Salah as well as the director of strategic projects Shaikh Mishal bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.-TradeArabia News Service

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