Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Zayed bin Rashid Al-Zayani, the Board Chairman of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA), paid an inspection visit today to the venue of the new Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC) project, in Sakhir.
He got updated on the latest developments in implementing the project, which has reached a 30% progress, and directed to remove all obstacles to ensure its completion as scheduled by end of the second quarter of 2022. He praised the efforts of the Ministry of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning for its supervisory role supporting the implementation of the strategic project.
The minister affirmed that the project is the biggest one carried out by BTEA and will provide an exemplary venue to host international events. He added the centre will further attract the organising companies of exhibitions and conferences to hold their international events in it. He noted this will further promote the tourism sector in the kingdom so as to diversify revenues and achieve the aspirations of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
The inspection visit was attended by Works Affairs Undersecretary Eng. Ahmed Abdulaziz Al Khayat, BTEA Chief Executive Dr. Nasser Qaedi, Assistant Undersecretary for Construction and Maintenance Projects Eng. Shaikh Mesha’al bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and a number of officials and architects in charge of the project.
Source: Bahrain News Agency