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.