WORK on the first phase of a BD6 million project to turn Adhari Park in Bahrain into a major multi-purpose theme park is expected to begin as early as December this year.
Bids have already been submitted and construction is expected to take between 18 and 24 months, said Northern Municipal Council chairman Sayed Majeed Al Sayed. “Based on the contract, the project may be upgraded with costs reaching BD9 million depending on people’s response when the park opens,” he said.
Entrance to the park will be free but visitors will be charged nominal fees for rides and other facilities, including a roller-coaster, a monorail and a water park.
In September last year, the historic Adhari park was reopened to the public. The pool and the surrounding area were renovated and a mosque constructed at a cost of BD600,000. Until a decade ago, the pool was one of the most popular recreation sites in Bahrain, said Al Sayed.
The whole project was initiated by His Majesty King Hamad and is being overseen by the council and the Northern Municipality.
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