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Two of the three mobile operators in Bahrain now provide full 5G coverage across Bahrain. This opens the door for more global tech firms to invest in Bahrain, with the ICT sector now accounting for nearly 3 per cent of the national GDP. Bahrain has flexible regulations in the telecoms sector encouraging growth and diversification, […]
Major international firms will be able to sign exploration and production sharing agreements in early 2021 after Tatweer Petroleum completed extensive surveys and identified areas that may contain oil and gas. Italian international oil company, Eni, has already signed and will start drilling in block No. 1 next year. They will be the first to […]
Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved based on the information submitted by G42 Healthcare, which is the company’s distributor for the Middle East and Africa. Information about it’s stability and manufacturing processes were taken into account, as well as input from various consultants and specialists knowledgeable in vaccines and immunizations. More than 7,700 Bahraini volunteers […]
More than $2.7b contracts were awarded in the first nine months of 2020 representing 1,022 contracts. The oil sector led in terms of dollar value followed by the thriving construction and engineering sector. This reflects Bahrain’s commitment and ability to remain open for business in these unusual times and follows the positive figures released by […]
Air Products are experts in pioneering technologies in industrial gases and the MoU will aid in the development of achieving a hydrogen economy in Bahrain. This includes exploring hydrogen as a sustainable fuel in the transport sector and other solutions for a clean energy environment amidst the global challenge of rising green house gases and […]
Bahrain is among a few selected countries where those travelling to the UK are no longer required to self-isolate as announced by UK’s Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps via Twitter. This will come into effect after 4am on Saturday 21st November. Other countries added to the list of safe “travel corridors” include UAE, Chile, Iceland, Cambodia, […]