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Industry Minister chairs BTEA board meeting

April 12, 2021
finance & economy

Manama, Apr.11 (BNA): The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed R. Alzayani, chaired today, the first periodic meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) via video conference.

The minister stressing the Government's keenness, headed by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to support various economic sectors and rethink strategies and plans in line with the latest emerging opportunities.

BTEA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nasser Qaedigave a presentation om which he highlighted overall achievements, citing the development of the infrastructure of major tourist attraction projects in Bahrain, including Sakhir exhibition and convention center which will be completed in the second half of 2022.

Dr. Qaedi also stated the authority's work priorities for the coming period and the activities it will organize within the framework of an ambitious program aimed at developing the tourism sector.

He affirmed that the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority is working effectively in the next stage during which the expected return of tourism activity in Bahrain and the region will start gradually.

He stressed the authority's keenness to advance the efforts to attract GCC tourists in addition to international tourists and to promote the Bahrain as a leading tourism destination.

He highlighted national tourism potential and the sector's contribution to the Kingdom's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) within the framework of Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.