Headed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), Nader Al Moayyed, the Manama Souq Development Committee held its eighth meeting yesterday at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The meetings are held on a periodic basis and involve all concerned parties, in order to discuss the latest developments of this pioneering project, which aims to revitalise the tourism sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain and increase its contribution to the national economy.
The project aims to maintain and preserve the authentic and traditional identity of the market, but ensuring it is maintained up to a modern standard, this includes changing the signage and shopfronts. Once completed, the revamped Souq will also facilitate the flow of traffic.
The works include the revamping of the facades of dilapidated buildings, renovating the signage and storefronts of 275 shops located on four main streets in the Souq, which include Bab Al Bahrain Avenue, Sheikh Abdulla Avenue, Al Tijjar Avenue as well as the Crown Prince Avenue.
BTEA is working closely with the government entities and private authorities involved in the development of the Manama Souq project, which comes in line with BTEA’s efforts to enhance one of the most popular Souqs in the Kingdom with the aim of providing a renewed experience for visitors touring this vital landmark.