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BAHRAIN: November 19, 2018. Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has signed a consulting agreement with French engineering company Egis to provide design and supervision services for Bahrain International Airport’s new (BIA) new US$58.5 million Cargo hub.

Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and BAC chairman Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed signed the agreement with Egis Middle East & South Asia Aviation director Jacques Khoriaty and BAC CEO Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah.

bahrain cargo“The new Cargo Area is an important part of the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ growth strategy for the aviation sector and a key component of the Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP), which is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019,” said minister Ahmed Mohammed. “This capacity increase will allow the airport to handle larger numbers and volumes of shipments, creating new jobs in the process.”

In a related move, BIS ground handler Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) has received further investment from the Gulf Air Group, increasing its shareholding in the company to 44 percent. The company said the cash injection will allow BAS to become a major regional and possibly international player, offering its ground handling services to airports in other countries.

Commenting on the additional stakeholding the minister said: “This agreement, in step with the other development projects taking place as part of the US$1.1 billion Airport Modernisation Programme, also marks the launch of the Group’s strategy to leverage BAS’s ground handling expertise to expand its business regionally and internationally."

Pictured: Bahrain minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and chairman of the Bahrain Airport Company Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed (centre), with Egis Middle East & South Asia Aviation director, Jacques Khoriaty and BAC CEO Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah.

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