Bahrain’s Gateway Gulf to showcase $26 bln of infrastructure projects

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Regional projects in the planning phase worth up to $26 bln will be on showcase during the first Gateway Gulf event being held in Bahrain.

The event, which will take place between May 8-10 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain Bay, and will bring together over 500 global investors and business leaders to explore ways of unlocking the opportunities being created by the economic transformation in the GCC.

Ahead of the event, Bahrain Economic Development Board’s Chief Executive Khalid Al Rumaihi said: “A key part of our role at the EDB is to talk to international investors and we have found that they are very excited about the potential to enter and expand in the Gulf market. However, they would like to know more about how to unlock those opportunities – which is why we have created Gateway Gulf.”

Bahrain is also fast-tracking substantial public and private sector investment projects worth over $32 billion across the manufacturing, logistics, infrastructure, healthcare, education, and tourism sectors, supporting the Kingdom’s goal of long-term, sustainable economic growth.

The event provides a direct route into accessing the GCC market by showcasing major regional investment-ready projects worth $18billion, with projects in the planning phase driving up the value of the project pipeline to $26 billion. The event also offers an opportunity to match funding with large-scale infrastructure projects in Bahrain.

The event will include high-level plenary sessions led by key business leaders across strategic growth sectors, including manufacturing, tourism, real estate, power, water and energy, and will address some of the key business issues currently facing the region as it opens up new investment opportunities to the private sector.

Source: Al Arabiya

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