Early action over GCC Marshall Plan urged
Manama, September 4, 2013
A speedy action to translate GCC 'Marshall Plan' financial support into priority development projects was urged yesterday (Sept 3) by Bahrain’s Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.
Ministers were told that "implementation must be started in newly-constructed areas" at the meeting, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Housing Minister Bassem Al Hamer highlighted the ministry's strategic plans and said housing projects in the Northern City, East Hidd and Southern Governorate are already being implemented. Their cost will be covered in the next stages of the GCC plan, he said.
Works Ministry officials gave a presentation on the fourth stage of expansion of the Tubli treatment plant, which aims to increase its capacity by more than 50 per cent.
The project, estimated to cost $250 million, is expected to be completed by the second half of 2017.
EWA director of planning and studies Nabeel Khalfan presented plans for a 400kV power station and transformers of 220kV and 66kV to be set up with the GCC fund.
The power station is expected to cost $747 million. Construction bids will be invited this month, Khalfan said.
Meanwhile, the Works Ministry has launched a tender for the construction of the Hunainiya Boys Secondary School.
The tender is the fourth to be launched by the ministry as part of plans to build six schools for the Education Ministry within the first phase of the GCC 'Marshall Plan', Khalaf said.
It follows the launch of a tender on August 18 to build the Busaiteen Girls Intermediate School. Tenders for the remaining two schools will be launched soon. The Works Ministry has set up a specialised team to monitor the implementation of the projects with the help of efficient contractors. – TradeArabia News Service