Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, the Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Development and Infrastructure Projects, has emphasised keenness on providing an infrastructure guaranteeing a secure and healthy environment for citizens and encouraging them to take up sports as a lifestyle. The Deputy Premier was speaking as he yesterday inaugurated Busaiteen Beach Walkway in conjunction with the Kingdom’s celebration of Bahrain Sports Day.
He stressed the great importance accorded by the leadership to this sector, pointing out that the Cabinet’s decision to allocate a half workday on February 11 to enable public sector employees to take part in various sporting activities underlines keenness to boost the role of sport as a culture. It also reflects the government’s commitment to providing services and programmes aimed at promoting people’s health.
The walkway, inaugurated by the Deputy Prime Minister, is considered as one of the strategic projects carried out by the Ministry of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning.
The BD 2 million project extends over an area of 2 km and will include a public square, green spaces, family outlets, restaurants and other facilities, including a car park with 400-car capacity. Once it becomes fully operational, the project will contribute to promoting internal tourism and providing a new outlet for Bahraini families.