Bahrain starts major road revamp work

Bahrain starts major road revamp work

Bahrain authorities have started work on the North Town Entrance Roads Revamp Project (W-Link) being funded by the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development (as part of the Gulf Development Programme).

The BD7.69 million ($20.2 million) project, which will cater to 5,000 housing units in the Northern Governorate of the kingdom, was awarded to Al Ghanim International Company and Haj Hassan Group (who will be in charge of implementation).

It is part of the ministry’s plan to provide quality infrastructure services across the kingdom, said Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, the Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning after inaugurating the project.

The event was attended by Ahmed Al Khayyat, the Works Affairs undersecretary and Huda Fakhro, the Roads assistant undersecretary along with the the supervising team of engineers from the ministry, the project consultant and representatives from Haj Hassan Group and Al Ghanim Kuwaiti Company.

The project involves construction of a 1.2-km-long road with four lanes on each direction; connecting Janabiya and Budaiya Interchange to the North Town, he stated.

A 135-m-long bridge will be constructed above the marine channel to provide a smooth traffic flow besides increasing the road capacity.

According to officials, a building belonging to the Ministry of Agriculture will be demolished to make way for the project.

The ministry is presently reviewing the final designs and documents for the project to construct an alternative building, they added.

Also, the ministry has recently commenced work on a 2.2-km-long service road along Salmabad Avenue; leading to Road 1206 in Block 712 at the Northern Governorate.

The project comprises levelling and asphalting works, implementation of a storm water drainage network and ground channels for future use besides construction of pavements, signage and painting ground markings.

The BD309,713 ($814,755) project was awarded to Jahicon Engineering Services.

Source: Trade Arabia

June 13, 2016 / by / in ,
New integrated Property Management platform launched

Bahrain-based Property Management company Impact Estate has launched a new integrated Property Management Platform designed to accommodate all Landlords’ needs, the company said in a statement.

According to the company, the new property management solution allows Managers and Landlords of residential and commercial properties with one touch of a button to take complete control of every aspect of their business, including the rent, vacancy and maintenance cycles.

The move also allows Landlords to see the status of the property including occupancy, rental collection, on-going maintenance tasks and financial reports of income and expenses online or through the mobile application. Moreover, it provides tenants with a hassle-free platform to submit maintenance inquiries, check payment status and access the lease-related documents, the statement added.

Impact Estate said it offers mobile-friendly services allowing access on tablets, phones or desktop computers.  Property Managers, Tenants and Landlords can efficiently interact with each other without leaving their houses and offices.

The company also said it is the first in the region to implement this innovative Property Management Platform designed to create a new convenient communication environment for all parties involved in the property management process including Tenants, Landlords and Property Manager.  Created with customers in focus the new Property Management System in one more step to take the Property Management Services in Bahrain to an advanced international level.

Savio Fernandez, Head of Property Management Department says: “The new service allows us to monitor all transaction as well as to interact with tenants and property owners on line at any time of the day and in any part of the world.   We believe that the new service will allow Impact Estate to create an unprecedented level of customer service in the region.”

June 5, 2016 / by / in ,