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City (pop., 2001: 143,035), capital of Bahrain. Situated at the northeastern tip of Bahrain island, it is Bahrain's largest city, with about one-fifth of the emirate's population.
: Bahrain's private sector is to get a major boost with the launch of 1,000 projects to aid small- and medium-size Adj. 1. medium-size - intermediate in size
medium-sized, moderate-size, moderate-sized

sized - having a specified size
 businesses. Funds amounting to BD12.3 million have already been set aside for the venture, Tamkeen Tamkeen is a center that is established by the government of Dubai to help people with vision impairment problems get hold of the latest advances in the IT field and acquire other skills that they need for the labour market. The centre was opened in March 2004.  chief executive Abdulellah Al Qassimi revealed yesterday.

It will be the first step towards helping Bahraini entrepreneurs to dramatically improve their businesses and boost the economy, he added.

The announcement was made during the opening of the Tamkeen Growth Management Forum at the Gulf Hotel, held to highlight its programmes to support the private sector.

"Bahrain's entrepreneurs and business community have been instrumental in the success of Tamkeen's programmes and these businesses attending the forum are a big boost for budding budding, type of grafting in which a plant bud is inserted under the bark of the stock (usually not more than a year old). It is best done when the bark will peel easily and the buds are mature, as in spring, late summer, or early autumn.  businessmen," said Mr Al Qassimi.

The announcement came as Tamkeen officials revealed 5,800 people had already benefited from its projects.

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Date:Oct 14, 2009
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