Five key agreements signed

Manama: Five agreements have been signed to upgrade the 220 and 66 Kilovolt grids in Bahrain as part of the second phase to supply strategic housing projects with electricity.

Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Wael bin Nasser Al-Mubarak and Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) Chief Executive Officer Shaikh Nawaf bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa signed the deals with the companies which will carry out the projects, funded by the Saudi Development Fund (SDF) as part of the Gulf Development Programme for the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Present were Finance and National Economy Minister Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa and SDF Vice Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Khalid Bin Sulaiman Al-Khudairi. The ceremony was attended also by a high-level SDF delegation, representatives of Saudi companies and other EWA officials.

Finance and National Economy Minister Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa hailed unwavering Saudi unwavering support to projects in all vital sectors in the Kingdom of Bahrain, lauding deep-rooted fraternal relations binding the two brotherly countries and peoples, which boosted development process, led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa.

He paid tribute to the Cabinet, chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, hailing the follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier. He also commended the role of the Saudi Development Fund in supporting projects which contributes to achieving desired goals.

Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Wael bin Nasser Al-Mubarak stressed the importance of the projects, stressed HM the King’s directives to expand the power grid so as to meeting growing demand.

Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) Chief Executive Officer Shaikh Nawaf bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa said that the project aims at providing power to the strategic housing projects, citing the Salman Town, East Hidd Town, the Southern Governorate, Al-Ramli housing project, the King Abdulla Medical City, the Sports City and Hawar Islands.

Source: Bahrain News Agency