BAHRAIN NEWS AND BUSINESS UPDATES

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Bahrain’s New International Airport Open Q3 2019

A soft opening of the new airport is expected in September of 2019, demolishing the old airport once the new one is 80% complete.  To read more click here.

New Real Estate Regulatory Body to Launch

Today Bahrain launches the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), which is the body governing the real estate sector and is responsible for providing licenses to all real estate professionals and projects.  To read more click here. Or for more information on RERA log on to www.rera.gov.bh.

Light Rail System for Bahrain 2024

A 109km rail system will be implemented in five phases operational by 2024 providing access to the public to the airport, the Diplomatic Area, the north, the city centre and more.  To read more click here.

Bahrain Sets Renewable Energy Target of 10%

Bahrain has set a target of 10% of total energy consumption to be met through renewables by 2035 with 5% to be met by 2025.   The Government has approved plans for the building of a solar energy power station which is set to be operational by the end of 2019.  To read more click here. […]

Bahrain Refinery to Expand

Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the oil minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain said that Bahrain Petroleum Co (Bapco), Bahrain’s state-owned company, and the Frances TechnipFMC will sign a $4.2 billion contract for the expansion of the refinery, expected to commence within 50 months.  To read more click here.  

Bahrain Government Achieves 91% of 2017 Objectives

Bahrain’s National eGovernment Strategy achieved 91% of it’s 2017 objectives, which included reaching more than a million online transactions across various online channels, as well as receiving more than BHD74 million in payments for Electricity & Water, General Directorate of Traffic, Sijilat, University of Bahrain and Identity Card services.   To read more click here.