Major garden show opens in Bahrain
Manama, January 15, 2012
More than 80 local, regional and international exhibitors will showcase their products and services at the eighth Bahrain International Garden Show (BIGS) set to open in Bahrain today (January 15).
Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa will open the four-day event at an invitation-only ceremony today.
The colourful annual event featuring flowers, plants and gardens from around the world is held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC), Sanabis.
Held under the theme, Inspiring Agricultural Sustainability, BIGS aims to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable agricultural practices and to push for their implementation across the country.
One of highlights of the event includes the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) pavilion, which will showcase 20 exhibitors from the Arab world.
Other major attractions include the Farmers Market, the Bahrain Garden Club's (BGC) 47th Annual Amateur Flower and Vegetable Competition, and the live experimentation by the College of Science at Bahrain University
BIGS is organised for the first time under the umbrella of the National Initiative for Agricultural Development, which was launched by HRH Princess Sabeeka in 2010 with support from the National Bank of Bahrain as the main sponsor, in addition to GPIC, Bapco, Alba and Banagas.
The show is held in partnership with Unido, the Municipalities and Agricultural Affairs Ministry, Education Ministry, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, BGC, Ibdaa Bank and Tamkeen.
It will open to the public tomorrow until Wednesday, from 10am to 9pm daily.
Entrance is BD0.5 ($1.32) for a three-day pass and entry for children up to the age of 12 is free. – TradeArabia News Service