Bahrain has released the broad outlines of its Economic Recovery Plan, which envisages strategic projects worth USD 30 billion, including the construction of five new urbanised areas on man-made islands in the archipelago to increase the total area of the country by 60%. The Plan includes 22 major initiatives in key sectors including telecommunications, tourism, education, manufacturing, and healthcare. The most ambitious element is a project that will involve five islands in the archipelago, of which the largest is Fasht al-Jarim. The project covers 183 square kilometres and will be a residential, logistical and tourist centre, including a new airport. In this regard the Economic Development Board (EDB) has announced the launch of the web platform https://invest.bh/ by means of which investors can access opportunities to invest in the Kingdom’s strategic projects.