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Bahrain has announced that its construction sector has grown by 40% since the beginning of 2014.

The figure was released ahead of the country’s hosting of its annual GCC Construction Conference in October.

Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan met Bahrain Contractors’ Society honorary president Isa Mohammed Abdulrahim and chairman Ali Abdulla Marhoon on Tuesday (19 August) to discuss preparations for the event.

The event is aimed at providing Bahraini and GCC contractors with the opportunity to discuss the region’s construction potential and the challenges and difficulties affecting the sector.