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HRH Premier visits Al-Basta market
05 : 19 PM - 23/02/2018
Manama, Feb. 23 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has stressed the importance of highlighting the Bahraini heritage and informing the successive generations about its richness and diversity, including Al-Basta Market which has become a distinctive feature that reflects Bahrain’s authentic identity.

HRH Premier affirmed that the government supports and encourages initiatives aimed at paving the way for small and medium-sized enterprises to grow and flourish, as well as to play a more vital role in serving the national economy.
The Prime Minister highlighted the importance of holding more events and markets that provide an opportunity for productive families to promote their products, especially those with heritage products that reflect Bahrain’s genuine heritage.
HRH the Premier was speaking as he toured today Al-Basta Market 2018, held this year at “Gravity Village” in the Southern Governorate, where he was informed about the market’s sections and displayed products, in addition to its recreational and social activities.
The Prime Minister lauded the outstanding organisation of the market, which, he said, reflects the tremendous efforts exerted by the organisers over the past weeks, wishing the market’s officials and participants every success.
The Premier asserted that preparing Al-Basta Market in record time proves the organisers’ competence and creative potentials, lauding the Bahraini youth’s ambition, perseverance and keenness on taking part in efforts to build a promising prosperous nation.
HRH Premier stressed the need to carry on holding events, programmes and markets that are similar to Al-Basta Market, given their role in revitalising commercial activities, and importance in attracting tourism.
Al-Basta Market, thanks to its diversified activities, has succeeded in spreading joy among Bahraini families, and in providing a platform for productive families to showcase their products in a distinguished location that enjoys a high turnout of citizens and tourists alike, he said.
HRH Premier hailed the civil society organisations’ keenness to support small and medium-sized enterprises and productive families, thus embodying the importance of their role in support of the government’s comprehensive development efforts.
He emphasised the importance of supporting such activities and events that direct the citizens’ potentials to be productive and contributors to developing society.
HRH the Prime Minister lauded the efforts of the private sector, represented by the Samhan Holding Company, which managed to build an integrated heritage village to host the market in the “Gravity Village”, which, he said, is a great sports monument that adds to Bahrain’s multiple sports facilities of which Bahrain is proud.
The Premier called for continuing holding Al-Basta Market in the coming years and enriching it with more recreational and social programmes to increase its ability to attract visitors, shoppers and tourists.
Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Khalifa extended sincere thanks and appreciation to HRH the Prime Minister for his kind visit, praising the Premier’s support for various pioneering national projects and initiatives which are seeking to boost the kingdom’s progress.
He praised the Premier’s unwavering keenness on supporting Bahraini youth and backing their initiatives in various fields.
The Prime Minister’s visit to the market reflects the constant interest of the government, under his leadership, in supporting small and medium-sized enterprises to increase their contributions to revitalising the country’s commercial and tourism activities, he said.
Shaikh Mohammed said that the Premier’s visit will motivate everyone to double their efforts, noting that it is a source of pride for the market’s officials and participants.
He added that Al-Basta Market has succeeded in gaining the confidence of all social segments.


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