Edamah, Vision Marine ink deal for reclamation project in Bahrain

Edamah, Vision Marine ink deal for reclamation project in Bahrain
Edamah and Vision Marine have signed an agreement to undertake reclamation work for the Saada beachfront project [image: BNA].
Published: 24 July 2017 - 5:23 a.m.
By: Fatima De La Cerna

The real estate arm of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, Edamah, will be undertaking reclamation works for a beachfront project with engineering firm, Vision Marine, it has been announced.

The two parties have reportedly signed an agreement for the Saada project – part of the renovation of the Muharraq waterfront – following directives from HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa to proceed with service developments.

The project will be completed in stages, with Phase 1 spanning 18,000m2and featuring beachfront restaurants, cafés, leisure facilities, and a jetty, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

Mahmoud Al-Kooheji, acting chief executive officer of Edamah, commented: "Edamah is expected to invite bids for the first phase of the project during the last quarter of this year."

Al-Kooheji said that preliminary construction work for Phase 1 is expected to last a year, while development plans for Phase 2 have been developed in coordination with the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications as it would involve the relocation of a bus station.

According to BNA, the Saada project is expected to create 1,000 jobs.

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