The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning has started the implementation of the second phase of reclamation works for the fourth bridge project with the contractor of Al Rasheed International Company.

His Excellency the Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Eng. Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf said that the work of this phase includes the rest of the burial works necessary for the entire road paving from the beginning of Diyar Al Muharraq and its extension towards Sayyah and Busaiteen and to the Bahrain Bay to meet the bridge north of Manama. The project cost will be around 30 million dinars, in the implementation period of 12 months from the date of commencement of works.

The Minister pointed out that the project starts from this intersection to the waterfront area in Seef area, thus reaching Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Street at the Al-Farooq intersection.

He also affirmed that the fourth bridge project represents a qualitative leap in dealing with traffic problems north of Muharraq Island.

The construction of roads and bridges will be carried out in three batches simultaneously to reduce the implementation time to three years, while the budget for the project is 94 million dinars.