Services call by Premier for villages in western Bahrain

The Premier yesterday called for the needs of villages in western Bahrain, particularly services and infrastructure, to be met.

He instructed all service ministries to embark on field visits and assess requirements in different towns and villages.

Ministries and government departments were also directed to pay heed to citizens’ complaints posted in the Press and social media, and respond to them quickly.

He praised the role of the national Press which highlights citizens’ concerns and pressing needs.

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa gave the directives as he chaired the weekly Cabinet session remotely.

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, took part.

The ministers of works, housing, electricity and water outlined results of their field visits to Galali and Samaheej to study the causes of underground water leaks and surface water pools.

A draft edict regulating the use of RedC emblems to protect civilian and military medical units designated for the treatment and transport of the wounded, sick and dead in times of peace or in times of armed conflict was approved.

The session approved a parliamentary proposal to suspend housing loans for six months, from last April.

The government had already taken a decision in this regard, as part of measures aimed to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on citizens.

The session also endorsed a proposal not to stipulate in the insurance policy any financial obligations on the insured who is not the cause of the car accident.

It approved the government reply to a parliamentary proposal regarding electricity and water tariffs for families of martyrs.




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