Bahrain awards $46m road projects
Manama, September 12, 2012
Baharin has awarded major contracts worth BD17.5 million ($46 million) for roads and infrastructure projects in the last two months, said a senior government official.
Works Ministry technical services assistant under-secretary Ahmed Al Khayyat said 11 tenders worth BD8 million were also likely to be finalised in the coming weeks.
"During July, the projects awarded included electrical maintenance works implemented by 15 contractors as well as contracts to manage rainwater," he said.
"Contracts were also awarded for building works and revamp of the Gudaibiya Palace garden project."
Al Khayyat said other projects included the revamp of the Bahrain Training Institute's electricity network, maintenance of the Prime Minister's Court building and the renovation of the Justice and Islamic Affairs Ministry.
This is in addition to the awarding of tenders for a revamp of Avenue 5 in Isa Town and the maintenance of parking ticket machines.
"A revamp of Hawar Highway from Askar to Jaw was also launched as also was the car park project adjacent to the Bahrain Defence Force offices in Hamala," said Al Khayyat.
"Painting and maintenance of bridges and the beautification of the Sitra Causeway project were also included."
In the sanitary engineering sector, bids were invited for two tenders during July and another two last month.
"This included a contract for consultation services for the sewage network scheme in Jidhafs and Nuwaidrat," said Al Khayyat.
The ministry awarded contracts worth BD14 million in the sector during the same period last year.
Meanwhile, Al Khayat said work at several key infrastructure projects across the country, including the Al Estiqlal Highway revamp and the Palace Roundabout signals project, was running on schedule. – TradeArabia News Service