Efforts in full swing to revamp Bahrain’s central market


Efforts are in full swing to completely revamp the facilities and services of Manama Central Market to better meet the needs of Bahraini traders and their customers.

Three large shopping complexes, which comprise 665 units, are part of the impressive market development with state-of-the-art eco-friendly features, officials pointed out.

“Manama Central Market is the largest, largest and most important Central Market in the Kingdom in Bahrain, supplying products for the entire Kingdom and covering a plot of land of 141,000 sq m,” the official said. Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture, Wael Al Mubarak, during the last official visit to the field. the website. “It is essential to complete the market facilities development project according to plans which include the shading of the fish market – an area of ​​932 m².

“Developments also include accelerating the installation of solar lighting in various market areas, as well as replacing lighting in the fish and fruit market with an LED system as part of efforts to reduce electricity consumption by using renewable energies”. Mr. Al Mubarak was accompanied on the tour by the Ministry’s Undersecretary for Municipal Affairs, Sheikh Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Director General of the Authority of Trustees of the Capital City Mohammed Al Sehli and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the capital Saleh Tarradah and other government officials. During the visit, officials were briefed on ongoing plans to revamp the market, which include organizing truck parking in conjunction with the private sector, as well as rehabilitating facilities and shading loading areas. and exposure. Power capacitors will also be installed in six substations in the market to reduce electricity consumption by approximately 10-15%.

“The ministry is continuing its efforts to increase reforestation in the central market as part of the strategy to increase green spaces that help improve the environment inside the market as well as increase shaded areas,” he said. said Shaikh Mohammed during the visit. “The Capital Trustees Board has been instructed to step up maintenance work on air conditioners while increasing the number of compressors in the meat market. “As part of the market rehabilitation works, an air conditioning maintenance company has been contracted to carry out daily maintenance operations which include the detection of breakdowns through periodic inspections of all spaces, as well as the establishment of an integrated team working 24 hours a day. . “Mr. Tarradah added that a report had been submitted to the executive authority in support of the achievement of new development strategies.

“The central market in Manama is the backbone of all the other sub-markets in Bahrain and one of the elements of food security which is very important at the moment,” he said. “We look forward to implementing all projects, initiatives and programs in line with the great importance of this vital market and supporting its logistics services and infrastructure that allow merchants and visitors to benefit optimally, while preserving the revenues in line with government sustainable development goals.”[email protected]

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