Bahrain to launch metro PPP next month

The Kingdom of Bahrain is preparing to release a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the first phase of its $2bn metro PPP network.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is preparing to release a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the first phase of its $2bn metro PPP network.

Under the first package of the 109km network, which will be tendered next month, private partners will deliver a 29km stretch of dual rail metro, with over 20 stations and two interchanges.

"This project marks an important milestone as it will provide a fast, comfortable, reliable, sustainable and modern transportation system in the kingdom, thereby improving the standards of living," said Kamal Mohammed, minister of transport and telecommunications.

Earlier this year, the ministry held a virtual market sounding for the project, receiving a “highly positive” response from the private sector.

KPMG, Egis and DLA Piper are advising the authority.