Bahrain expo centre on track; 80pc foundation completed

Steady progress is being made on the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Center project at Sakhir region of the kingdom, with nearly 11 per cent of the project construction work completed, reported BNA.


The foundations of the exhibition halls, the central foyer and service buildings have been completed and the concrete work for the upper floors has reached various stages, it stated.


Esam bin Abdullah Khalaf, Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, and Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, today visited the project in Sakhir where they were briefed on the latest developments.


The project "represents a unique architectural addition and is coherent with the Bahrain International Circuit in a way that enhances tourism in Bahrain," the works minister said.


"It will be a major boost in attracting international events that will support investments and the economy in Bahrain in a way that serves the Kingdom and enhances its status locally, regionally, continentally and globally," remarked Khalaf. 


"The project will place the kingdom of Bahrain at the forefront of distinguished countries in this field because of its high specifications that are commensurate with global requirements, which will have a significant positive impact in promoting Bahrain in line with its Vision 2030," he added.


Al Zayani said the project would constitute a remarkable model for hosting international conferences, exhibitions and events thanks to its advanced infrastructure equipped with the latest technology and services and in accordance with the highest international standards in the field of exhibition industry.


"It is a catalyst for many sectors to meet the needs of tourism in order to diversify sources of income and achieve the wise visions of His Majesty the King," he said.





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