"Bahrain Water Report Q4 2014" now available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Aug 26 2014


Bahrain's water sector is continuing its gradual program of reform and is increasingly open to foreign direct investment. However, we would emp h asise that this process is tentative. The country's water infrastructure remains in need of extensive expansion and modernisation, and this is likely to remain a priority for the Bahrain authorities.

With water extraction expected to increase throughout our five-year forecast period to 2018 and mains water consumption also expected to increase, Bahrain will need to respond to ensure it can keep up with rising demand.

In the wake of 2013's election of reformist-inclined Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad al-Khalifa, to the post of deputy prime minister could serve to drive the privatisation of the water sector, which has been on the agenda in Bahrain for several years. This privatisation takes place in the context of an improvement of the overall investment climate in Bahrain, with domestic economic conditions gradually showing signs of improvement after little growth in the last two years. The country's Electricity and Water ministry is actively seeking bilateral partnerships with counties including France and the UAE as part of the wider strategy to improve the quantity and quality of its water supplies over the longer term. If these meetings develop into full-blown partnerships we anticipate a possible upswing in joint ventures in Bahrain's water sector (particularly water infrastructure) between French, Bahrain and UAE companies.

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Persistent political uncertainty will likely see private sector investment into new projects remain weak and continue to undermine industry growth. Public spending and multilateral funding will offer some crucial support, but this will be insufficient to offset another disappointing year, a s eviden ced by the small project pipeline and limited new dev elopments in the water sector. However, investor sentiment - towards water infrastructure projects, at least -...

The Bahrain Water Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data covering public and private sector investment in all major water projects including water extraction, water distribution and water treatment and sanitation projects and also includes competitive intelligence. The report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Bahrain.

BMI's Bahrain Water Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the water industry in Bahrain.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent water industry forecasts for Bahrain to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Bahraini water industry.

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