Ministers are directed to address needs of citizens

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the regular weekly Cabinet session, attended by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister expressed deep pride in and appreciation for the love-filled noble feelings shown by the citizens and residents while celebrating the success of medical check-ups he had undergone recently.

The Premier prayed to Allah the Almighty to guide him on the right path so as to continue his dedicated efforts in the service of His Majesty King Hamad and the Bahraini people, Cabinet secretary general Dr Yasser Al Nasser, said in a statement following the session held via video conferencing technology.

The Prime Minister requested the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister and the Housing Minister to continue making field visits to villages and towns, including Tubli and its neighbouring villages, in order to collect first-hand information about citizens’ needs and address them.

The session endorsed a draft-edict on adding a new clause to Article (110) of the Electricity and Water Authority’s (EWA) Edict 2/2010 with respect to regulations for electrical installations.

The bill authorises EWA to assign inspection and testing tasks on electrical installations to external parties licensed by it, in accordance with the conditions and regulations it sets in co-ordination with competent authorities.

The session also approved a draft edict regulating insurance on electricity and water accounts, and another on changing the first paragraph of Edict 2/2015 on regulating and determining insurance amounts for electricity and water accounts.

The session approved a draft edict regulating procedures for Bahraini athletes to obtain sabbatical leaves while preparing for or taking part in GCC, Arab, regional, continental or international sporting events.

The session reviewed a memorandum presented by the Cabinet Affairs Minister on the kingdom’s accession to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation to the Convention on Biological Diversity, approved by 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, held in October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan.

The session approved a draft edict that regulates licences for car and electric bicycle (e-bike) rental. The bill defines vehicles of all types and sizes, the minimum required for car rental, the permitted manufacturing years for rental, and other regulatory procedures.




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