Vol. XL

No. 1



Bahrain To Start Construction Of Hidd Power StationThis Year

Construction work on the first phase of Bahrain's new$360mn power station and desalination plant, the fifth to be installed in the country, isto start this year. The plant, which will be built at al-Hidd some 10 kms. east of thecapital Manama, is scheduled to be commissioned in April 1999 and will reach the fullfirst-phase capacity of 290MW and 30mn gallons of water per day by the end of that year....