Sunday 27 September 2020

Top officials visit $220m Bahrain Expo site as work begins

MANAMA, May 19, 2020

Leading Bahrain government officials led by Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and Chairman of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani recently paid a visit to the project site of the upcoming Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre coming up in Sakhir region of the kingdom.
The foundation stone for the BD83.6-million ($220 million) project was laid by HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister in January.
During the site visit, Al Zayani was given a presentation on the project’s implementation phases by the Tilke consultancy and Cebarco Bahrain, the contractor of the project, reported BNA.
The minister expressed delight at the beginning of the implementation of the strategic project, noting that the state-of-the-art exhibition centre will motivate all sectors that support tourism in order to diversify sources of income, in line with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. 
The Expo Centre will come up on a 309,000-sq-m area next to the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. The 149,000-sq-m main building will include 10 exhibition areas, totalling 95,000 sq m, along with dedicated areas for retail and events.
The facility will also include a 4,500-sq-m conference hall divided into three separate hi-tech rooms, in addition to twenty-seven small and medium sized conference and meeting rooms, said the report.
The new facility will significantly strengthen the kingdom’s event infrastructure and enable it to host greater numbers of larger events in the future, it added.


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