Bahrain has awarded a total of eight tenders worth BD2.56 million ($6.74 million) in August besides inviting bids for 15 tenders worth BD6.77 million ($17.8 million) for projects related to roads, sanitary work and construction sectors.
These projects underline the Bahrain government’s determination to invest in infrastructure projects to provide a better life for its citizens besides supporting the economy and attracting more investments into the kingdom, stated Ahmed Abdul Aziz Al Khayyat, the works affairs undersecretary at the Ministry of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning.
The Bahraini leadership gives priority to awarding tenders to local companies to revive the private sector and enhance local economy, he noted.
The awarded tenders in the roads sector included the BD1.96 million expansion of Wali Al Ahad Highway (Phase Two), the BD137,770 construction of an entrance to Buri from Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway and the time contract for the import and installing of pedestrian barriers at the cost of BD98,885, said the official.
In the sanitary engineering sector, the awarded tenders included the construction of a sewerage network in Sitra; Block 602 at the cost of BD96,459 and the transfer of the sewerage connection along Hatim Al Taei Avenue- Road 902 in Block 109 in Hidd at the cost of BD133,673.
The awarded tenders in the construction sector included the connection of the sewerage collection tank of the Youth House Building to the Municipality’s sewerage network at the cost of BD95,244, he added.
Al Khayyat said the 15 tenders for which bids were invited included five in the roads sector including the revamp of Avenue 3323 and Avenue 3334 in Block 933 in Riffa, the roads revamp project in Block 911 in Riffa, the time contract for the import and installing of traffic signs (2016-2018) besides installation of a new traffic signal along the Interchange of Sheikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Avenue and the entrance to Seef Mall- Muharraq Blocks 240 & 246 and the expansion of Muharraq Ring Road (from Hidd Interchange to Amwaj Interchange).
In the sanitary sector, the official said bids were invited for four projects, while in the construction sector, it soared to five.
Al Khayyat pointed out that the cost engineering directorate of the ministry, represented by the Procurement Department, approved 134 purchase requests in August at the cost of BD544,358; covering various sectors at the ministry.
Also, the technical services sector approved one new request as part of the contractors’ prequalification requests besides an upgrade request and seven suppliers’ and contractors’ renewal requests, he added.
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