Bahrain Ministry of Transportation Signs Agreement with Hill International
In line with its’ mission to enhancing the quality of land, sea, and air transport in the Kingdom of Bahrain
In line with its’ mission to enhancing the quality of land, sea, and air transport in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Ministry of Transportation announced today the signing of a contract with the global leader in managing construction risk Hill International. As per the BD6.9 million agreement, Hill International will provide project management consultancy services for the Airport Modernization Program.
To keep pace with the aviation growth, the Ministry of Transportation and Bahrain Airport Company have developed a comprehensive development project, known as the “Airport Modernization Program”, to elevate the Bahrain International Airport infrastructure and services. When completed, it is expected to increase the airport’s capacity to 13.5 million passengers a year.
The signing ceremony took place during Bahrain International Airshow 2014 and was attended by the Minister of Transportation and Acting Chief Executive of the Economic Development Board, His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed; Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Airport Company, Mr. Mohamed Yousif Al- Binfalah, and Senior Vice President and Managing Director Middle East at Hill International Mr. Mohammed Al-Rais.
Welcoming the signing, His Excellency the Minister of Transportation said: “Hill International are on board to ensure the Airport Modernization Program stays firmly on track. We are committed to the development of an airport that fully matches the future demands of the Bahrain economy.”
Bahrain Airport Company is the authority responsible for managing Bahrain International Airport and increase its’ contribution to the local economy in line with the national plans. In its’ operational role, the company is also the “client representative” for the Ministry of Transportation in developing and executing projects that are set to elevate the airport’s operations and infrastructure.
Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Airport Company Mr. Mohamed Yousif Al- Binfalah also commented on the signing “Todays signing ceremony is a key milestone in realizing our plans for the airport. Working in close partnership with the Ministry of Transportation in developing the Kingdom’s aviation capabilities, we strive to manage Bahrain’s gateway as a leading airport while serving the future needs of the aviation industry.”
Also commented on the signing, Mr. Mohammed Al-Rais – Senior Vice President and Managing Director Middle East at Hill International “We are delighted to be appointed for this vital project. We are fully committed to the quality and time-scale of this development while adhering to the best international standards.”