By Staff writer
Plans include a pearl market and national diving competition
Councilmen in Bahrain’s third largest city, Muharraq, are planning to revive the country’s pearl industry, according to Gulf News.
As part of the restoration, a new market in Muharraq will allow Bahrain’s pearl merchants, known as Tawaweesh, to display and sell their products.
Alongside the market, the city will host a national pearl diving competition where the value of each catch will be assessed by a panel of industry professionals.
While Muharraq’s Municipal Council is yet to approve the plans, it hopes to situate the project near the city’s Pearl Route.
In 2012, the area was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The route is a 2 kilometre stretch of properties that trace the history of Bahrain’s pearl industry.