Bahrain Real Estate Investment (Edamah
), the property arm of the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund, has acquired 36.6 per cent of the shares in the Bahrain Car Parks Company
, a publicly-listed company on the Bahrain Bourse.
Bahrain Car Parks specialises in the construction, development and management of parking lots.
The move comes as a major step towards the company’s efforts to establish further collaborations which will enhance its real estate and development portfolio by working on such major and strategic projects that ultimately serve the kingdom, said an Edamah statement.
During its 39th Annual General Assembly Meeting, held on July 18, the Bahrain Car Parks Company appointed a new board of directors for the next three years, wherein Amin Ahmed Salem Alarrayed, chief executive officer (CEO) of Edamah, was appointed chairman of the board, and Abdullah Ahmed Kamal was selected as deputy/ vice chairman.
Other new board members include: Yaser Abduljaleel Al Sharifi, Fahad Abdulrahman Al Saad, Areej Abdullah AbdulGhaffar, Bader Qassim Mohammed, Mohammed Rashid Mohammed, Ali Ijaz Ahmed, and Adnan S Habeeb Hashim.
Alarrayed said: “In line with our strategic plans, we are seeking to develop additional projects and renovate existing projects, as well as modernise facilities available to the general public managing them all in line with international standards and best industry practices. We continue to take into consideration how to respond to the current needs of the market by tactically selecting development projects in to stimulate economic growth, and enhance the fabric of the Bahraini community by developing projects in a sustainable manner within the kingdom.”
He added: “Our partnership with Bahrain Car Parks Company is a strategic step and will have a significant positive imprint. We have continued to pursue similar partnerships with private sector companies, which will support and strengthen our strategic plans to develop and establish sustainable projects which serve the public and cater to the vital needs of the citizens.”
Edamah is currently working alongside Bahrain Car Parks Company to build a multi-storey parking in Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), a pioneering development project which will positively serve a wide range of citizens in one of the most traffic- congested areas in the kingdom. Accommodating up to 600 vehicles for visitors, staff, and patients of Salmaniya Medical Complex, this project will significantly reduce parking issues at one of largest hospitals in Bahrain. – TradeArabia News Service
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