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According to the Economic Development Board (EDB), the hotel and restaurant segment was one

of the key drivers of growth within Bahrain’s non-oil economy in 2015’s third quarter.

The industry registered an eight percent year-on-year expansion rate, while the transportation and communications sector also saw a strong improvement of six percent.

The resilience of the non-oil areas, including the growing pipeline of infrastructure projects, helped to support job growth, with the total number of private sector jobs rising by an annual seven percent year-on-year.