Bahrain seeks partner to build national metro network

SourceGulf Business

Bahrain has launched a procurement process for the construction of the Bahrain Metro. The multi-billion-dollar project seeks to develop a rail transport network across the kingdom through a public-private partnership (PPP). To this end, Bahrain’s Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT) will host a ‘Global Market Virtual Sounding Forum’ to introduce the project to key players within the global construction industry. The forum will be held during the first week of March 2021 and will be followed later in the year by the project’s tendering via a global bidding process.

MTT has appointed a team of financial, technical, and legal advisors led by KPMG to act as lead transaction advisors. The project will consist of developing a 109km urban rail transit network in a phased manner comprising of four transit lines. Phase one comprises two lines with an estimated length of 28.6 km and includes 20 stations with two interchanges. The two lines will connect key transit points including more...