GOP Board Meeting
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The Board, on its own behalf and on behalf of the Management and staff of GOP, expressed its sincere thanks and gratitude to King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, for his kind patronage for, and presence at, the formal inauguration of the Khalifa Bin Salman Port and officially declaring it open on 6th December 2009. The Board also expressed its gratitude to the Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and the Crown Prince and Deputy Commander of Bahrain Defence Force, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, for their kind presence on the occasion.
During the meeting, the Board reviewed GOP’s financial results for the third quarter of 2009 and was pleased with the results achieved so far in the year. The Board then moved on to review and discuss the GOP’s Programme and Budget for the year 2010. The Board also reviewed and discussed working plans prepared by the different departments of the GOP.
The Board then reviewed recent developments with regard to the service area project to be constructed adjacent to the entrance of KBSP. This service area facility will serve the users of KBSP and will consist of a multi-storey car park, warehouse facility, office building and a Bank/ATM facility. It will also contain a fuel station, a restaurant and a convenient store. The development of the project will be auctioned to potential investors. Shaikh Daij requested the GOP management to expedite this project and observed: that ”the construction of the new service area comes as a part of GOP’s continuous efforts to efficiently meet the needs of the port users. He added “the GOP will continue implementing plans with a view to enhancing the profile and capabilities of the port and shipping industries to significantly contribute to the success of the Economic Vision 2030 for the Kingdom of Bahrain.