Bahrain will spend more than $2.5 billion on infrastructure projects including major road networks and construction in the next 10 years, said a senior government official.
The funds will be used on schemes including, the Alba and Nuwaidrat interchange project, building six new schools as well as developing the country's road network, Works Minister Essam Khalaf was quoted as saying in the Gulf Daily News (GDN).
The projects will be funded by the $10 billion GCC Marshall Plan, which aims to boost public spending and accelerate the growth of Bahrain's economy.
Khalaf said important project funded by the plan was the expansion of the Tubli Water Treatment Plant, the capacity of which would be expanded from the current 200,000 cubic meters to 400,000 cu m. He stressed that this year would give Bahrain's infrastructure sector a much-needed boost as several existing projects would be completed and new ones would be launched. He said the use of green technologies was also being encouraged in the country.