Bahrain: Central Market revamp on good track for completion

Muharraq Central market - Old
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The revamping of the Muharraq Central Market is nearing completion, said Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf.

Work is progressing well on the revamping of the BD6.2-million ($16.3 million) Muharraq Central Market project with the main construction work set for completion this month.

All the shops would be handed over in the beginning of September, said the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning in its statement.

The revamped market is part of development projects ordered by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa to be carried out in Muharraq.

The three-storey development facility, which is spread over a 28,000 sq m area, features a hypermarket covering 3,000 sq m area and 106 outlets for the meat, fish and vegetables sections, it added.

This comes as part of a strategy drawn up by the ministry to modernise and upgrade central markets across Bahrain, remarked Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf.

He was speaking to the media after paying a field visit to the development site. Khalaf was accompanied by undersecretary Dr Nabil Mohammed Abul Fateh, Muharraq Municipality director-general Ibrahim Al-Jowder, Southern Municipality director-general Asem Abdullatif and other officials.

Khalaf underlined the ministry’s keenness on fast-tracking work on the central market in Muharraq, in compliance with the directives of HRH the Premier to inaugurate the milestone before the third quarter of this year.

He said that the project was moving at a steady pace and would be inaugurated officially in December as part of festivities marking Bahrain’s national days.


Source Credit: Trade Arabia


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