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Bahrain set to build multi million-dollar Green City

The Green City will cost US $225 million to build and will be loacted in A’ali at the new Euro University. Several consultants are already bidding for the contract.

Bahrain is set to build a US $225 million Green City which will be financed by a group of GCC investors.

Several international consultants are bidding for the project, which will be located in A’ali, at the site of the new Euro University.

It will house students and staff from the university, but will serve as a model for environment-friendly development.The city is also expected to draw international environmental research and consultancy companies.

The new Euro University will be a tenant at the Green City, said university founding president Ahmed Al Janahi.

He said the Green City was the brainchild of southern governor Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who is also the Euro University honorary president.

Designs will be completed later this year and the city will be fully developed in the next five years, said Al Janahi.“A group of GCC investors have agreed to finance the project,” he said.

“Euro University will be one of the tenants of the Green City, which will be environmentally designed and ecologically oriented. The Green City will have its own desalination and power plants using solar energy, waste water treatment plant, and sewerage system based on pressurised air and suction technology.”

Al Janahi said Green City would also be equipped with state-of-the-art air quality monitoring system, which would produce reports on the quality of air in Bahrain every 30 minutes.

“The Green City is a project for Bahrain’s next generation and it will be a reference platform for people in the region who seek a solution to their environmental problems,” he added.

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