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Minister of Works inspects Muharraq seafront development

February 4, 2018
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Manama, Bahrain, 4th February 2018: A site visit conducted by HE Essam Khalaf, the Minister of Works, today of the Saada West development in Muharraq revealed that all reclamation work is now complete. Endorsed by HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, the seafront property is being constructed by Bahrain Real Estate Investment (Edamah), the real estate arm of the Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat).

Accompanied by Khalid AlRumaihi, Chairman of Edamah, the tour included a review of the plans underway for the area. A mixed use waterfront development with both retail and hospitality services, located at the entrance to the old city, Saada West is envisioned to house a promenade with family entertainment, an experience of harbour side dining and a modern marina hosting an array of boats.

‘The contemporary development of Bahrain’s historic city, Muharraq, is designed to enhance regional culture tourism and family entertainment. I am very pleased to see how the area is progressing and look forward to the upcoming stage of building works and development,’ commented HE Essam Khalaf, the Minister of Works.

During the site tour, AlRumaihi explained that the development of the site was divided into two phases wherein the first phase (reclamation works) had now been completed.

‘In line with the vision set by HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, the team in Edamah has been working very hard to ensure the area’s development is conducted smoothly. The second phase in which contracting works are to take place is about to start and we expect to award a contractor for the project by May 2018,’ added AlRumaihi.

The second phase of the Saada West development consists of the construction of seven buildings with a total of 45 retail and food and beverage units available in addition to a multistorey carpark building. The expected date of completion of the seafront development is May 2019 and operations are targeted to begin in June of the same year.

The latest real estate development underway by Edamah, was embarked upon to develop Muharraq’s waterfront area, linking residents and tourists with the country’s heritage heartland. Alongside the contemporary retail spaces which will be connected to the city’s traditional souq, a much needed car parking facility will be built to accommodate up to 500 cars in line with the requirements of local inhabitants and visitors.

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