The comprehensive development project of the water park will be completed by May 2020, announced the Ministry of Works, Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning.
The ministry’s statement stated that the development, with a cost of more than BD2.5 million on an area of 6.57 hectares, included a complete rehabilitation of the park including the re-establishment of green and water surfaces, establishment of service facilities, car parking and a botanical garden.
Minister of Works, Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning, Eng. Esam Khalaf, has earlier stated that the first stage of the project included building an outer wall, construction of a power station, a guard room and some services. He noted that the second phase of the project would be completed in the last quarter of 2019. He assured that the Ministry gives priority to increasing the number of parks and entertainment venues and ensure their spread in various governorates as part of e with Bahrain’s Vision 2030.
He confirmed that the project receives direct and special attention and follow-up by Wife of HM the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women, HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa.
He pointed out that the water park project was unique baring in mind its historical value. He explained that its design takes into consideration the historical features of the park, which are represented by walks and perennial trees. The park, he said, was divided into family spaces, children’s play areas, a wooden bridge, a space for sports, as well as green grasslands that cover the park.
The park, he added, also contained a number of investment buildings, such as a cafeteria and a restaurant with an area of 946 square meters, in addition to a number of service buildings such as administration building, room, hall and public facilities.