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Bahrain Airport Company awards multiple project deals

MANAMA, November 17, 2018

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) had signed several major deals related to Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) new passenger terminal building at the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), said a report.

BAC and its partners awarded the contracts to some of the most widely known local, regional, and international companies, ensuring a world-class range of concessions and services at the new terminal, reported BNA.
On the final day of the airshow, the company had sealed deals with Al Baik, one of Saudi Arabia’s leading quick-service chains; AMA Motors, part of the conglomerate AMA Group; besides three of the kingdom’s leading telecom service providers - Batelco, Zain Bahrain, and Viva Bahrain.

In addition to operating retail outlets, the telecom companies will ensure the infrastructure required for broader and faster mobile coverage at the new terminal, it stated.

As per the deal, AMA Motors will supply an emergency escape stairs vehicle, a crucial piece of equipment for the Airport Firefighting and Rescue Services team.
Signing the 5-year agreements alongside BAC Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah were Oriental Yields Company Chairman Fawaz Al Tamimi for Al Baik, five-years; AMA Group Vice Chairman, Tawfeeq Ahmed Mansoor Al A'Ali; Batelco Acting Consumer Unit General Manager, Maha Abdulrahman; Zain Bahrain General Manager, Mohammed Zainalabedin; and VIVA Bahrain Chief Executive Officer, Ulaiyan Al Wetaid.

Al Binfalah said: “With its wide range of offerings, we are confident the new terminal will become a catalyst for growth in commerce and retail, increasing the aviation sector’s contribution to the national economy."

"The contracts signed during the airshow will also create significant job opportunities for Bahrainis in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030,” he noted.

"This year’s airshow marks a milestone for the $1.1 billion Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP), which is due to be finished in the third quarter of 2019," stated Al Binfalah.

"Over the past three days, we have cemented important partnerships with some of the most recognised companies in the world, which will ensure the new Passenger Terminal Building exceeds the expectations of stakeholders’ and travellers’ alike. Many of the tenants and service providers are now selected and we are negotiating with other leading companies for the remaining spaces," he added.

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