Bahrain launches national investment platform

Bahrain’s economic development board has unveiled a new platform designed to give retail investors greater access to national infrastructure projects.

The platform,, is part of Bahrain’s Economic Recovery Plan which also includes a number of recently announced national projects worth more than $30 billion.

The platform enables investors to back current and future projects covering a number of sectors. The investable projects include Bahrain Metro, USA Trade Zone and Sports City as well as planned city developments in the Gulf of Bahrain area and Fasht Al Jarim area.

“This new investment platform is a critical component in implementing the Economic Recovery Plan,” said Khalid Humaidan, chief executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board.

“With the recent announcement of the strategic projects, ensuring investors have access to current investment opportunities, as well as future planned projects gives them direct access to strategic investment opportunities and offers us a platform to engage directly with prospective partners.”

The launch of the platform also comes after rating agency S&P upgraded Bahrain’s sovereign rating from negative to stable, citing the implementation of fiscal reforms as one of the reasons for the upgrade.

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