Weekly Cabinet Meeting

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, today chaired the weekly Cabinet Meeting at Gudaibiya Palace.

The Cabinet reviewed the latest developments in housing projects, programmes and services. In this regard, HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister directed to adopt innovative solutions in partnership with the private sector that meet the aspirations of Bahraini citizens by swiftly addressing their housing needs and to achieve the visions of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

On the occasion of World Health Day, the Cabinet highlighted the importance of enhancing collective responsibility in preserving public health through increased awareness and educational campaigns, while recognising the unwavering efforts of the Kingdom’s medical and health professionals to provide exceptional healthcare and treatment services to Bahraini citizens and residents.

In recognition of the International Day of Conscience, the Cabinet emphasised that the Kingdom of Bahrain, under the leadership of His Majesty the King, is committed to promoting global compassion and coexistence.  The International Day of Conscience is held annually on 05 April and was adopted by the United Nations in response to the initiative of the late HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

The Cabinet discussed several memorandums during the meeting, approving the following:

1.⁠ ⁠A memorandum submitted by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs on a draft law amending certain provisions of the Law of Commerce.

2.  A memorandum submitted by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs on the Productive Home License (Khatwa).  The Cabinet appointed the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs to refer the outcomes of the investigative report to the Ministry of Interior and the Civil Service Bureau for investigation. The Cabinet also assigned the Minister of Legal Affairs to form a task force to analyse applications to ensure they meet the legal and regulatory requirements for eligibility.

3.⁠ ⁠A memorandum submitted by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs on the government’s response to three proposals submitted by the Council of Representatives.

The Cabinet reviewed the following:

1.⁠ ⁠A memorandum submitted by the Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs and Chairman of the Tender Board on the most important performance indicators of the Tender Board in 2023.

2.⁠ ⁠A memorandum by the Minister of Health regarding developments in the National Genome Program, which revealed that the target number of samples had been reached.

The Cabinet then took note of the following ministerial reports:

1.⁠ ⁠Outcomes of the efforts of the National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons of Mass Destruction for 2023.

2.⁠ ⁠Events organised in commemoration of Bahrain Youth Day.

3.⁠ ⁠The external participation of ministers and the visits of foreign delegations to the Kingdom of Bahrain in April 2024.

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