SLRB signs agreement with British Hydrographic Office

The Survey and Land Registration Bureau (SLRB) has signed an agreement, renewing joint cooperation with the British Hydrographic Office.

SLRB Chairman Shaikh Salman bin Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa sealed the deal with Admiral Angus Esenhay, Head of the Land Hydrographic Office, in the presence of Bahrain’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa paved the way for the exchange of accurate information that contributes to the development of navigational charts for the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Bahrain’s navigational charts were also approved by the International Hydrographic Organization, as such maps give confidence and secure maritime traffic to and from the Kingdom of Bahrain.

“This agreement stems from a long history of strategic relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Kingdom spanning more than 200 years.”, said Shaikh Salman.

He highlighted the care accorded by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and King Charles III of the UK to longstanding sties, supported by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

He thanked Admiral Angus Esenhay, Head of the Land Hydrographic Office and all the personnel and experts for their professionalism which yielded landmark achievements.

Admiral Angus Esenhay also thanked SLRB chairman and the bureau technical team for their cooperation, noting the role of the Maritime Survey Department in providing accurate and updated data that reflect Bahrain’s progress and development in this field.

Shaikh Salman and the accompanying delegation toured the British National Maritime Museum and took stock of some historical collections and maps related to the marine survey.

He commended the preservation of such valuable information that benefits everyone in general and museum visitors in particular expressing his thanks and appreciation to Admiral Angus for the warm reception and hospitality. 

The signing ceremony was attended by Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Chief Executive Officer Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, SLRB director-general Naji Sabt and other government officials.


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