By Andy Sambidge
Construction of major retail project infused by Chinese influences will be completed by June, says senior exec
Bahrain's Dragon City, a major retail project infused with Chinese architectural and cultural aspects, is set to be inaugurated in September, it was announced on Sunday.
ZG Keung, the vice-president of China Max Company, said in comments published by Bahrain News Agency that construction of the Dragon City project will be completed in June, with wholesale and retail trade facilities becoming operational.
The Dragon City project, which is a 115,000 square metre development being built in the southwest corner of Diyar Al Muharraq city, will incorporate 780 shops with a special area of 4,500 square metres, designated for warehousing.
The landmark project also includes a 6,000 square metre dining street and car parking for 1,500 vehicles and is expected to attract more than half a million visitors a year.
Keung told BNA that the Dragon City will contribute significantly to the national economy of Bahrain and will provide jobs and training opportunities and will attract considerable Chinese investments in addition to large numbers of tourists from China.
He said he is confident the project will follow the success story of the Dragon Mart retail operation in Dubai.
He added that Dragon City in Bahrain will become a re-exportation centre for Chinese products from Bahrain to the countries of the region.For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.