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24 May, 2021

Bahrain awards tenders worth $1.6bn in Q1 2021

The construction and engineering consultancy sector has generated $194mn (BD73mn) worth of contracts so far in 2021

Bahrain has awarded $1.6bn (BD607mn) worth of government contracts in Q1 2021, according to new data released by Bahrain’s Tender Board – the country’s government procurement regulator.

In total, the value of the awarded tenders grew by 23% from $1.3bn (BD 492 million) in Q1 2020, reflecting the increased economic activity in the Kingdom.

The growth was partly driven by projects linked to Bahrain’s $32bn infrastructure spend – which includes strategic infrastructure projects such as the multi-billion dollar refinery modernisation project, which is 70% complete and due to finish by the end of 2022.

In terms of value, oil was the largest sector with $767mn (BD289mn) worth of contracts in Q1 2021, followed by the aviation sector, with contracts valued at $382mn (BD144mn).

Meanwhile, the construction and engineering consultancy sector has generated $194mn (BD73mn) worth of contracts so far this year, with the materials & equipment sectors receiving contracts worth $119mn (BD45mn).

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