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Bahrain plans revamp for Manama seafront

Tenders close on project to include theme park, restaurants and a 1km walkway

Bahrain plans revamp for Manama seafront
King Faisal Corniche, Bahrain (Photo for illustrative purposes only).

Construction and investment tenders have closed on plans to develop King Faisal Corniche near the Bahrain Financial Harbour.

The BD5.4m project, spearheaded by the Manama Municipality, is set to get back on track after nearly two years of delays.

It will have a theme park and tourist attractions, family facilities, restaurants, recreational outlets and a 1km walkway, green areas and a plants nursery.

The tender for the development of the project closed on October 25, according to Construction News Online.

It will be open to the public by 2015, according to council acting chairman Mohammed Mansoor in comments published in Bahrain's Gulf Daily News.

Work was due to begin two years ago but was stalled as work on a major road expansion project was underway by the Works Ministry, the paper said.

"The municipality doesn't have the required funding for the project and this is why we have approved plans to have it tendered so work on it could start early next year for completion by early 2015," Mansour said.

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