Bahrain to tender port service area project
Manama, November 7, 2010
Bahrain’s General Organisation of Sea Ports (GOP) has commenced the tendering process for the construction of a state-of-the-art service area at the Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP).
The project comprises a bonded multi-storey car park, warehouse facilities, office space and a gas station to be built within the premises of the Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), said Hassan Ali Al Majed, director general GOP.
GOP will invite potential developers to bid for the construction and operations of the planned service area that will house a 4,000 capacity carpark facility for the import and export of cars.
The construction of the new 41,817 sq m service area is scheduled to begin by June 2011 and the facility operations are expected to commence by May 2013 .
Al Majed said: “As a strategic component of the state-of-the-art KBSP, the service area will provide all tenants and companies operating with a comprehensive and supportive business environment. Our aim is to offer companies, in particular the automotive industry, a tailored package with world-class amenities to support their commercial activities by cutting costs and increasing efficiency. For this, we seek to partner with leading and experienced firms that will help us create and offer an outstanding service based on catered solutions. As a premium project, the service area is another milestone in GOP’s concerted effort to further developing the KBSP community.”
Located on the land adjacent to the port entrance, the service area will also offer 6,500 sq m office space to accommodate approximately 105 offices in addition to retail and office space in the ground floor. The project plan, including drawings, has been drawn up by international consultants and is ready for implementation. – TradeArabia News Service