Bahrain's King Hamad Causeway: Progress update

The King Fahad Causeway Authority has signed a contract with Mashroat

Bahrain's King Hamad Causeway: Progress update

Any regular traveller along King Fahad Causeway will undoubtedly be looking forward to the day when King Hamad Causeway opens.

Construction on the bridge, which will run parallel to the current one and will hopefully reduce traffic, isn’t set to start until 2021 and will last around three years.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have signed a BHD3.3 million contract with three firms, KPMG, AECOM and CMS, who will work on the design and develop the financing model.

And now the King Fahad Causeway Authority has also signed an agreement with Mashroat which is set to help raise the efficiency and asset management during the development and running of the new crossing between the two countries.

Mashroat, The National Project Management, Operation and Maintenance Organization in Public Entities, will work on the bridge, the administrative and investment buildings, as well as the backup power and water treatment plants.

This will increase the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the project.

Director-General of Mashroat Ahmed Al-Balawi said, “We are delighted to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with King Fahad Causeway Authority as they embark on construction plans for a second much needed transport connection between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

“Our role will be to help them benefit from global standards and enhance the facility and asset management operation.

“Our partnerships represent positive progress towards achieving facility management at an international level and raising the overall efficiency and sustainability of major infrastructure projects.”

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