Inauguration of the first multi-storey car park of the Pearling Path site project in Muharaq | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

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The Bahrain Culture and Antiquities Authority (BACA) has inaugurated the first multi-storey parking building as part of the Pearling Path site project, which is inscribed on the World Heritage List in the city of Muharraq.

In attendance were the President of BACA, Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Public Works, Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning, Eng. Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf, Chairman of Muharraq City Council, Ghazi Al Morbati, and Brigadier Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Jeeran, Deputy Governor of Muharraq Governorate, along with members of the diplomatic community, cultural figures and representatives of media.

Shaikha Mai said: “We are happy to see the dreams of a city in ancient Muharraq come true, and today we are opening the first car parks which will serve visitors and residents of the Pearling Path site, which is registered on the World Heritage List, and will improve the city’s infrastructure.

“It will implement this part of the Pearling Path project, years of work, communication and cooperation with various parties to complete the parking lots that will serve as an outlet for Muharraq, which faces several issues related to overcrowding.” She said the Pearling Path site project is one of the most important infrastructure improvement projects in Bahrain, and through it, culture aims to revive the historical sites of Muharraq city.

It will also improve residential neighborhoods to bring Bahraini residents back to the city and provide a cultural destination that attracts visitors from Bahrain and outside and attracts cultural tourism, she added.

The multi-storey car park is BACA’s latest project on the Pearling Path in Muharraq. The project consists of four buildings distributed along the path. The building, which was opened, accommodates about 130 cars and consists of a ground floor and a first floor.

Executing the main construction contractor is Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al Kharafi & Sons Company. The construction of the three remaining car parks should be completed between the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023.

The second multi-storey car park is located near the Bin Matar building and the Green Corner, which is the largest, and will be completed by the end of this year. The third parking lot is located near Bait Fakhro, south of the Pearling Path site, while the last parking lot will be opposite Bait Al Alawi and near Bait Al Jalahma.

This part of the Pearling Path project aims to provide parking for city residents and visitors to the Pearl Mashhar site, and will improve Muharraq’s infrastructure as it is considered a public place. The car parks are distinguished by a unique technical design and will add new spaces to Muharraq, adding to the splendor of its urban fabric.

The project architects designed each floor of the new car parks in a distinctive way, and emphasis was placed on the element of communication in the design so that the ground of each floor aligns with the slopes connecting them to reflect the positions of the cultural elements. and the ancient heritage contained in the Pearling Path site.

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