Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Bahrain to showcase latest logistics infrastructure at airshow  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 15/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) announces its sponsorship of the third biannual Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), which is being held at the Sakhir Air Base in Bahrain, from Feb. 16 to 18



The event, organized by the Ministry of Transportation and Royal Bahrain Air Force under supervision of the Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, King's personal representative and head of the supreme organizing committee of BIAS, is set to be the biggest yet, offering a combination of exclusive networking and investment opportunities for global and regional businesses and exciting sights for families and aviation enthusiasts

Commenting ahead of the event, Kamal bin Ahmed, minister of transportation and acting chief executive of the Bahrain EDB, said: "The Bahrain International Airshow is one of the most important events in the Kingdom's calendar that reflects Bahrain's position as a leading business and financial hub at the heart of the Gulf.

He added: "International investors looking to access the 1.5 trillion Gulf market are looking for a location that provides excellent connectivity across the region. This event provides an opportunity to showcase Bahrain's unparalleled regional connectivity by road, sea, and air. It also enables us to welcome leading transport and logistics businesses to Bahrain - sectors that have seen rapid expansion in recent years


Among the high level industry participants confirmed to attend BIAS are leading manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft. Other international companies participating include Qatar Airways, BAE Systems, Thales Group, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft from Russia, France's Morpho (Safron), Lufthansa Technic from Germany, India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Tawazun Holding from Abu Dhabi, TAG Aeronautics, and Saudi Airlines from Saudi Arabia

Bahrain is widely regarded as the historical center of aviation in the Gulf. The Kingdom launched the region's first international carrier, Gulf Air, and was the first to open an international airport

In 2012, 8.5 million passengers traveled through Bahrain International Airport, 8.8 percent more than in 2011, with this number set to rise substantially following planned airport modernization projects. Together with the Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) and Bahrain Logistics Zone (BLZ), Bahrain offers investors the shortest travel time between seaport, airport and logistics processing zones anywhere in the Gulf

The transport and communications sector has been among the most dynamic ones of the Bahraini economy with an annual growth rate of 9.8 percent in 2000-2012. Overall, the Bahraini economy is set to come in at close to 5 percent in 2013, increasing from 3.4 percent in 2012

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jun 28 2016 - US dollar stable against Kuwaiti dinar at KD 0.301, euro rises to KD 0.334Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- The US dollar on Tuesday stabilized against the Kuwaiti dinar at KD 0.301, as the euro rose to KD 0.334, compared to Monday''s trades, ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Kuwait- His Highness Premier Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak hosts outgoing Armenian ambassadorKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received on Tuesday the outgoing Armenian Ambassador to the ...

 Jun 28 2016 - 8 wounded in Turkey car blastKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) ISTANBUL, June 28 (KUNA) -- A booby-trapped car blew up in Diyarbakr in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday wounding at least eight persons, the Ekhlas news agency ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Juncker calls on Cameron to clarify situationKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, June 28 (KUNA) -- President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said here Tuesday that he will ask British Prime Minister David Cameron ...

 Jun 28 2016 - French shares rebound strongly after early steep lossesKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) PARIS, June 28 (KUNA) -- Share prices on the Paris Stock Exchange rebounded strongly by almost 3.0 percent in morning trading Tuesday, following a lost of nearly ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Kuwait Foreign Ministry condemns bombings in LebanonKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed strong condemnation of the terrorist blasts that occurred close to the Lebanese custom ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Kuwait's Al-Najat Charity offers Eid aid to Syrian refugees in JordanKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) AMMAN, June 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait-based Al-Najat Charity on Tuesday started offering relief aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan for the Muslim holy fasting month of ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Jerusalem holy site closed to non-Muslims after violenceThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Israeli security forces stand guard at the entrance of theAl-Aqsamosque compound in Jerusalem''s Old City, on June 27, 2016, following a second day of clashes between Israeli ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Suicide bomber kills nine at Iraq Sunni mosque: officialsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Baghdad:A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a Sunni mosque near Baghdad where worshippers were gathered for prayers, killing at least nine people, officials said ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Assad's uncle charged in Paris with corruption: anti-graft groupThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Paris:Paris prosecutors have charged the uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with corruption, an anti-graft group said Tuesday. Rifaat al-Assad, 78, who was ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help