Major technology push to boost connectivity in Bahrain

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Major technology push to boost connectivity in Bahrain

Transport connectivity will be complemented by technology investment in land and sea fibre optics, connecting all regions of Bahrain as the country embarks on multi-million dinar transportation projects. The milestone King Hamad Causeway and the Bahrain Metro are among the projects which were highlighted by Transportation and Telecommunication Minister Kamal Ahmed yesterday. He was speaking during a Press briefing to reveal details of the ‘Strategic Projects Plan’ under the nation’s Economic Recovery Plan, at the Arcapita headquarters in Bahrain Bay. “The new 25-km King Hamad Causeway will enhance cross-border trade and travel with Saudi Arabia and the wider GCC as well as strengthen political, strategic, economic and cultural ties,” said the minister. “The metro network of more than 109km will connect all major population hubs in the country and 20 stations. “The first line will run from Bahrain International Airport to the residential and commercial area of Seef while the second line will link Juffair and the education area in Isa Town.” The GDN previously reported that the Bahrain Metro Phase One represents the government’s plans to develop a 109-km rail-based urban transit network at an estimated cost of between $1 billion and $2bn. Aimed at easing traffic congestion, the

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