Minister of Transportation signs agreement with Hafeera Contracting Company for the restoration of Civil Aviation Affairs Building

His Excellency the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) Chairman, Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed and Hafeera Contracting Company Chairman Issa Mohammed Abdul Rahim signed an agreement for the restoration and renovation of the Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) building, which once served as the Kingdom’s main airport. The restored building will be transformed into a private aviation terminal to cater to VIPs and business leaders.

Attending the signing ceremony were BAC Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, Gulf House Engineering (GHE) General Manager Eng. Ahmed Bucheery, and officials from both companies. Hafeera Contracting Company is the main contractor for the project and GHE is responsible for the design.

HE the Minister said: “The Civil Aviation Affairs building is symbolic of an important era in Bahrain’s aviation history as it was internationally known as the Kingdom’s first airport. Through this agreement, our goal is to ensure it retains its traditional character while transforming it into a private aviation terminal that adheres to the latest global standards and contributes to the advancement of the Kingdom’s aviation sector. The project aims to give VIPs greater freedom and ease of travel through BIA and provide the highest levels of service. At the same time, this project supports the development of the private aviation sector in line with Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030, and contributes to the overall development process led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.”

HE the Minister added: “The development and modernisation of the Civil Aviation Affairs building is a continuation of the Airport Modernisation Programme, one of the biggest infrastructure development projects in the Kingdom, launched by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister. The project is also part of the Ministry’s plan to offer services to private jet owners through BIA, especially in light of the sector’s impressive growth in the Middle East.”

Mr Abdul Rahim said: “We are proud that Hafeera Contracting Company is playing a part in this important historical project to revive the facility, which will become one of the first aviation facilities in the region to serve private jet owners and users. Under this agreement, we will be responsible for construction work, directing our extensive expertise towards renovation and demolition operations, as well as modification, earthworks, concreting, construction, steel works, roofing, woodwork, metalwork, finishings, and electromechanical services, along with all associated works and services.”

BAC signed the agreement for the design and renovation of the CAA building with GHE last year. Covering an area of 4,000 square metres, the project includes a terminal, arrival and departure gates, lounges, baggage handling services, duty-free shops tailored to the needs of VIP travellers, passport and customs control areas, and dedicated parking areas.

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