Bahrain, Manama, Urban planning, Waterfront developments

Bahrain urban planning body approves new waterfront project in Manama

Bahrain’s urban planning office has approved the master-plan for a waterfront project spanning from Manama to Muharraq, Construction Week reported.

The country’s Higher Urban Planning Committee has accepted the conceptual master-plan for a “large-scale waterfront development project, stretching from the King Faisal Corniche in Manama, to Muharraq”.

A detailed proposal to develop a 14km waterfront section between Juffair and the King Faisal Corniche is also contained within the master-plan.

The waterfront development concept features a range of social facilities, including public beaches, walkways, green spaces, and restaurants, as well as cycling and running tracks.

According to Bahrain’s state news agency, BNA, the Higher Urban Planning Committee has prioritised the waterfront masterplan as “an important opportunity to integrate Bahrain’s natural environment within modern, high quality” developments.

HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain, chairs the kingdom’s Higher Urban Planning Committee.

Waterfront project development is on a high across the Gulf.

Earlier this month, Al Fahid Property Development announced that it would shortly commence sales of Phase 1 of its 320ha Al Fahid waterfront residential development.

According to the developer, Phase 1 of the five-phase project is scheduled to be handed over in Q3 2023.

Commenting on the project, Galal Kulaib, chief executive officer of Al Fahid Property Development, said: “Designed by an international consortium of architects, engineers, and consultants, the Al Fahid development will safeguard the sustainability of marine life, mangroves, and archaeological sites.”

The project would contribute to creating around 1,500 job opportunities over the next three years, he added.

Located between Yas Island and Saadiyat Island, Al Fahid will be able to accommodate more than 11,000 residents.

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