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Iconic Manama Suq to be revamped

The iconic old Manama Suq will be revamped to meet the needs of shoppers and traders, it has been announced.

The plan was announced by the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister, Zayed bin Rashid Alzayani, together with Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) Chief Executive Officer, Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al-Khalifa.

He emphasized the directives of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, to engage the private sector in revamping the suq, which is the oldest in the region.

He emphasized his eagerness to follow up the project and remove any obstacle that may impede the development of the old Manama Suq which will bear a positive impact on the trade activities and boost national economic growth.

Alzayani met several Manama Suq traders and emphasized resolve to continue the project. A committee, chaired by the BTEA Chief, Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa has been already established to develop the suq and revitalize its commercial and economic role.

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