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Work begins on new BD3.5 million Hamad Town market

TDT | Manama                                                         

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Construction has begun on a new BD3.5million central market in Hamad Town, which will be a comprehensive venue serving residents in the Northern Governorate, MP Jameel Mulla Hassan has revealed.

The market will include restaurants, a commercial centre, a meat market, a fish market, a vegetable market, and other stalls. Quoted by our sister newspaper Al Ayam, the MP indicated that the project will continue for 18 months, starting from this year.

It will cover an area of 12,300 square metres, with a total construction area of approximately 5,000 square meters. Hassan added that the new market will have a large dedicated space for the meat market, another for the fish market, and a 1,400-square-metre air-conditioned and fully equipped vegetable market that meets the highest health and service standards in this field.

Dedicated areas

In addition, there will be a dedicated area for commercial exhibitions (a commercial centre) covering an area of 2,500 square metres, with commercial shops covering approximately 300 square metres. The new market will also include several restaurants offering various cuisines in an area of approximately 500 square metres, including drive-through restaurants, as well as stalls selling various products on an area of 90 square metres.

There will also be an administrative building covering an area of 200 square metres dedicated to monitoring the market’s affairs and administrative matters. Furthermore, the new project will include designated areas for gathering and landscaping, covering an area of 7,335 square metres.

The tender for the market’s development was awarded to The Malls Real Estate Development Company BSC (Closed), with a total cost of approximately BD3.5million, which the company will invest in the establishment and operation of the market. The total amount of usufruct fees returned to the ministry during the contract period will be BD3.1 million.