New state-of-the-art multi-storey parking building inaugurated in Manama
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Reported by Zahra Ayaz
A state-of-the-art multi-storey parking building has been unveiled in Manama to address the city's parking shortages. The building, which covers 15,368 square metres and can accommodate 400 cars, is the first completed project within the government and investment platform.
It features modern electronic entry, exit, and payment systems, ensuring convenience and efficiency. The strategic location of the building in the heart of Manama, frequented by visitors, shoppers, and merchants, is crucial for the area's long-standing parking shortage.
The ample parking space will serve the community throughout the week, alleviating commuter strain and facilitating smoother mobility within the area. The new parking facility was developed by the Ministry of Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture, Bahrain Car Parks Company (Amakin), and the Capital Governorate.
The ministry emphasised the collaborative nature of the project, highlighting the valuable partnership between the public and private sectors. Such joint efforts not only yield tangible gains for municipal work but also contribute to the overall improvement of services, enhancing their quality and effectiveness.
The urgency of addressing the parking predicament in Manama had been previously highlighted in a report by The Daily Tribune on August 20. With parking spaces becoming increasingly scarce, frustrated commuters and residents resorted to utilising bus stands as makeshift parking lots, exacerbating the inconvenience and leading to severe traffic congestion.
The inauguration of the Amakin parking building brings renewed hope for the future, assuaging concerns about the long-term impact on public transportation.