These include the construction of central markets in Jidhafs, Khalifa Town and Isa Town, revamping suqs
in Riffa and Jidhafs, upgrading Rayya Avenue, the entrances and exits of Suq
Waqif and the Arad Industrial zone.
The meeting was attended by Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Old Suqs
Development Committee Chairman Khalid Al-Zayani and other members.
Fire ripped through one of the biggest suqs
in Bahrain yesterday (June 2), destroying four popular shops and causing long tailbacks for nearly two hours.
It is imperative to balance preservation of old neighborhoods, including mosques, suqs
, and elite residences, with the needs of a growing population.
THE development of traditional markets and suqs
will be a top priority of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (BCCI) new Commercial Markets Committee.
Manama, Aug.17(BNA): The traditional suqs
of Isa Town and Muharraq were today on the agenda of the weekly Cabinet meeting, which was chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa.
Members of a key Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) committee are conducting field visits to several suqs
all over Bahrain.
DHOW-inspired designs, pedestrian routes, weekly markets and artistic spaces are part of a major facelift to one of Bahrain's oldest suqs
She said that the Ministry of Culture's plans to preserve those markets and revive their pivotal role, noting that the revamping process will be carried out within a comprehensive plan of the cities so as to maintain the identity of those iconic suqs
. The two sides highlighted the importance of providing car parks and ensuring safety requirements in those markets in order to be able to attract visitors.
"We aim to re-develop or maintain all the suqs
under the real estate portfolio of the SIO and we currently have 12 suqs
under our umbrella and a thorough study is in place to further understand the development criteria of each market on the footsteps of Buhair," he added.
Al-Kbi affirmed the ministry's strategy to promote traditional suqs
across Bahrain cooperation with the private sector and civil society institutions.
"Our aim is to rebuild the existing suqs
we have under our portfolio."