BAHRAIN NEWS AND BUSINESS UPDATES

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Bahrain floats RFP for Historical Design

Bahrain’s Municipality building is to have a new design and invitations for structural consulting companies are out for them to submit tenders. To read more click here.

Major Highway Expansion

Emirati company, Western Bainoona Group, has been awarded the contract for the construction of  Phase One of the Sheikh Zayed Highway development project in the kingdom. The construction will significantly reduce congestion in a number of highly trafficked areas with more than 50,000 vehicles passing through per day. To read more click here.

Bahrain to allow foreign companies to take 100% stakes in oil, natural gas extraction projects

The order, issued by Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa on the 2nd June, states that foreign companies can own 100 percent of oil and natural gas extraction projects as long as they have signed, or be in the final stages of signing an exploration and production agreement with the government.

20 Year/$15m Deal for Bahrain Steel and Anglo American

The 2 companies have been in talks since May 2018 to renew their earlier agreement of 2012. The new agreement “….will enable Bahrain Steel to produce high grade DR pellets with over 67% Fe with combined silica and alumina levels of less than 2.5% and BF pellets of 65% Fe with combined silica and alumina […]

New Medical City Expected 2021

Saudi Arabia has granted a fund of $1bn towards the construction of a new Medical City. The contractor will be finalised in June and construction expected to commence in the 3rd quarter of the year. To read more click here.

New Media Law for Bahrain

The new law is currently being developed by the Government and will go next to legislators to fine tune. It will replace the current media law dating 2002. To read more click here.