Bahrain: cement depots planned

Bahrain: cement depots planned
Published: 07 July 2008

Bahrain will set up warehouses to stock large quantities of cement, to avert a repeat of the crisis that has crippled the country’s construction industry.

The Premier issued the order at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting.

Moreover, contacts will be stepped up with cement-exporting countries to ensure enough supplies of construction materials to cater to rising demand.

On the Premier’s recent visit to Hidd Industrial Zone, the Cabinet hailed the current boom in industrial and development projects.

Efforts of the private sector to promote Bahraini human resources by investing in industrial schemes were also praised.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet decided to compensate fishermen for any damage to their nets caused by reclamation works. The Premier instructed officials concerned to ensure speedy and appropriate payouts.

Officials were also told to survey dhow owners and assess their eligibility for compensation.

The Public Fisheries Directorate was ordered to conduct a study in this regard and submit it to the Cabinet.

The Cabinet also ordered investigation into causes underlying the mysterious death of fish in certain areas on Bahrain’s shores.

The Premier ordered a probe committee to be set up as part of efforts to ensure people’s health.

The Municipalities and Agriculture Ministry will be in charge of the committee.

The Interior, Health, Industry and Commerce ministries and the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife will also be represented on the committee.

The Cabinet extended congratulations to high school graduates for their outstanding achievements.

It also agreed to rebuild the central markets in Manama and Muharraq.

It assigned Municipalities and Agricultural Affairs Minister Mansoor bin Rajab to co-ordinate with the Manama and Muharraq councils, especially over budgets, and report on progress.

The Cabinet also agreed that the Education Ministry should forge an agreement with a specialised educational body to handle matters related to Bahraini students in the Indian city of Pune and surrounding areas.