Work on Bahrain’s Muharraq Central Market has begun following the evacuation of the area’s tenants. The market will sprawl over 9,800 square meters and will be completed end of 2017, Trade Arabia reported, quoting a report.

The project, which has an investment of BHD 5 million ($ 13.2 million), is set to boast all needed services and facilities, including air-conditioning, exits, car park

The new-look central market to be set up at an investment of BD5-million ($13.2 million) will boast of all necessary services and facilities, including air-conditioning, exits and car parks, Acting Director-General, Yussef bin Ibrahim Al Ghatam of Muharraq governorate said, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

The contracting company pledged that the shops of the old market would remain in the new one, and comply with requirements set by the Muharraq Municipality to maintain the interests of vendors and merchants.

The developing company has arranged for a temporary market for traders with a cost of BHD 440,000 ($ 1.16 million), Al Ghatam said.