01 Jul 2021
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, yesterday visited the newly established Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre development project in Sakhir.
HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister highlighted that ongoing development projects across various sectors are in line with the Kingdom’s comprehensive sustainable development goals, led by is Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister noted that the Kingdom is a regional hub for investment, adding that the provision of advanced development initiatives enhances tourism and drives innovation.
HRH Prince Salman noted that the centre will further the Kingdom’s competitiveness and provide quality opportunities for citizens.
He was briefed on the detailed plans for each stage of the project and its timeline for construction. In this regard, HRH the Crown Prince praised the efforts of those managing the project.
The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Chairman of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, highlighted HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister’s continued support for the project, which will further the Kingdom’s exhibitions and conferences capacity.
Al Zayani provided project details, adding that the new centre contains advanced infrastructure, technology and services to the highest international standards.
The Minister also noted that the centre will further strengthen the Kingdom’s growing tourism sector and will contribute to its economic diversification.
The Sakhir Exhibition and Convention Centre project laid its foundation stone on 7 January 2020 and is built on an area of 309,000 square metres. The building itself spans 149,000 square metres of the total land area.
The centre includes 10 exhibition halls totalling 95,000 square metres equipped with the latest services necessary to host international events and exhibitions, a main conference centre equipped with the most advanced display facilities and a capacity for approximately 4,000 people, and a number of medium-sized halls and multipurpose spaces.
A number of senior officials also attended.