Bahrain plans new hitech airport
Manama, September 12, 2013
Senior officials of the Transportation Ministry reviewed plans to build a new state-of-the-art international airport in Northern Bahrain, said a report.
The proposed project is based on a presentation by the consultancy firm NACO, which was commissioned to undertake the necessary feasibility study, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa directed the Transportation Ministry to co-ordinate efforts with other ministries in this regard.
He gave these instructions as he chaired the regular meeting of the ministerial commission for services and infrastructure.
The move follows directives from His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, First Deputy Prime Minister and Economic Development Board Chairman.
Two locations will be identified in Northern Bahrain and neighbouring areas as alternative options for the planned scheme, the report added.-TradeArabia News Service
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