New hub for investments

MANAMA: The new exhibition centre in Sakhir will further Bahrain’s competitiveness and provide quality opportunities for citizens, it has been declared.

The kingdom is a regional hub for investments and the provision of advanced development initiatives will enhance tourism and drive innovation, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Prime Minister, said yesterday.

He was visiting the newly-established Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre project in Sakhir.

The Crown Prince Prime Minister highlighted that ongoing development projects are in line with the kingdom’s comprehensive sustainable development goals, led by His Majesty King Hamad.

He was briefed on the detailed plans for each stage of the project and its timeline for construction.

The Crown Prince Prime Minister praised the efforts of those managing the project.

Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Rashid Alzayani, who is Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority chairman, highlighted HRH Prince Salman’s continued support for the project, which will further the kingdom’s exhibitions and conferences capacity.

He provided project details, adding that the new centre contains advanced infrastructure, technology and services to the highest international standards.

The foundation stone of the Sakhir Exhibition and Convention Centre was laid on January 7 last year and is built on an area of 309,000sqm.

The building itself spans 149,000sqm of the total land area.




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