His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, visited the Bahrain International Airport Expansion Project.
The project, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the Kingdom, is set to increase airport capacity three-fold, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
During the visit, HRH emphasized that as well as supporting Bahrain’s position as a central regional network route, the project will boost economic activity and strengthen growth in the Kingdom’s tourism and local aviation sectors.
He added that the expansion project will support Bahrain’s strong proposition in the transport and logistics sector, which already offers competitive costs, strong human capital and a robust regulatory environment.
The Crown Prince announced the formation of a committee, headed by His Excellency the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, to prepare for the operations of the new passenger terminal, and stressed the need to integrate jobs for young Bahrainis into the project’s development.
The Crown Prince was accompanied on the visit by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister.