Premier orders to implement development projects
(Manama) – His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has directed to start implementing a series of development projects that serve the citizens and consolidate the kingdom’s infrastructure.
The Prime Minister ordered the construction of a direct bridge connecting the intersection of the Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway to the Shaikh Isa bin Salman Highway to facilitate traffic for those heading from Manama to Isa Town and other region, instead of the current exit to Isa Town from the Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway.
HRH Premier also gave instructions to begin the implementation of the second phase of the Jasra Interchange Project, which will ease traffic for those heading from Manama to Janabiya, Budaiya and other towns and villages.
The Prime Minister also gave directives to put the long-term care centre for chronic diseases in Muharraq to tender, and to revamp the old market in Muharraq by building a number of traditionally-designed commercial shops with integrated services at the site of burnt souq.
HRH Premier gave the orders while receiving the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister, Essam bin Abdulla Khalifa, at the Gudaibiya Palace today.
The Prime Minister was updated on the progress of a number of roads and infrastructure projects, currently implemented by the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry across the kingdom.
HRH Premier was briefed about the development of the intersection between the Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway and the Shaikh Isa Highway, which includes a two-lane bridge that leads the traffic coming from the north of the Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway directly to the east of the Shaikh Isa bin Salman Highway.
The bridge aims to ease traffic and reduce congestions, and its detailed designed are expected to be ready in the fourth quarter of this year.
HRH Premier was also informed about the second phase of the Jasra Interchange Development Project aiming to ensure smooth traffic flow towards all directions through the removal of the existing traffic lights.
HRH Premier was also briefed about the Old Muharraq Souq’s revamp project, including a traditionally-designed building covering 3255 square metres.
Containing 31 commercial outlets, work in the project will commence on August 1, and last until December 16, 2018.
He was also given details about the Health Ministry’s long-term care centre for chronic diseases in Muharraq, which is part of a medical centres’ complex, built on the land of the Muharraq Maternity Hospital. The complex also contains a maternity hospital and a centre for patients with multiple sclerosis, in addition to the existing elderly care centre.
Funded by the Saudi Fund for Development, the BD 13.87-facility will be put to tend by the end of August, and the construction will commence in March 2018.
HRH Premier stressed the need to expedite the implementation of the projects according to highest quality levels to meet the citizens’ needs and reduce the living burdens on them.
He highlighted the government’s keenness on implementing development projects across the kingdom to upgrade the infrastructure in the health, education, housing and traffic sectors to ensure comfort for the citizens and facilitate their life affairs.
HRH the Prime Minister commended the efforts exerted by the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry to implement various government and service projects, in light of its highly qualified and distinguished national competencies.
Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister extended deepest thanks and appreciation to HRH the Prime Minister for his sound directives aiming at achieving good for the nation and the citizens.
He asserted the Ministry’s keenness on implementing development and service projects that meet the citizens’ aspirations for a robust infrastructure that is capable of coping with the population and urban growth.
He affirmed that the projects which he had informed HRH Premier about were progressing as planned, stressing the Ministry’s keenness to finalise them without delay, given their importance in the citizens’ daily life.