$29m allocated for Bahrain drainage projects
Manama, March 12, 2014
Drainage networks will be built at 141 new locations across Bahrain at a cost of BD11 million ($29 million), revealed Works Minister Essam Khalaf.
He told MPs yesterday that the project, which will be tendered soon, was approved after studies were conducted following last November's heavy downpour, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
He also updated MPs on another drainage system project - where work on 98 locations, suggested by Bahrain's five municipal councils, have been completed while plans for an additional 43 locations will be carried out soon.
"New standards for rain drainage networks will be adopted - with the capacity being increased nearly four-fold," he said.
"We are also carrying out studies on injecting rainwater into the ground for desalination and irrigation purposes."
Meanwhile, Khalaf said the cost of road works were expected to increase in the next three years with the introduction of new construction materials.
"We spent BD267.371 million from 2011 until last year on road works, but this is expected to increase with us shifting to new materials in line with international advancements," he added. - TradeArabia News Service