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Directive to study implementation of welfare projects

The Cabinet yesterday chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, gave directives to study the implementation of 11 projects and services for the citizens in the housing, health, social, facilities and infrastructure fields in many regions, including Al Makiya, Karzakan, Shahrakan, Sadad, Samaheej, Al Dair, Jid Ali, Jurdab, Al Kawara, Bilad Al Qadeem, and others. HRH the Premier tasked the Ministry of Housing, the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Electricity and Water Affairs and the Ministry of Labour and Social Development Ministry to submit reports on the 11 projects and services ordered by him in response to the remarks made the members of the Council of Representatives, whom he received recently.

HRH Premier gave instructions to ensure that the new towns and mega housing projects should include the necessary facilities and services, in addition to larger units, so that they achieve the citizens’ satisfaction and comfort, which are the government’s ultimate goal. In this regard, HRH Premier gave directives to expedite the infrastructure works at the Al Ramli housing project, ahead of the unit-distribution process, and to give a bigger share of its units to the A’Ali, Salmabad and Buri villagers, in accordance with the criteria in force. While reviewing the preliminary results of the National Health Survey 2018, HRH the Prime Minister gave directives to the Ministry of Health to put forward effective programmes and policies to reduce the rate of premature mortality due to chronic diseases, such as heart, diabetes, cancer and respiratory diseases.

The Prime Minister also instructed to intensify health awareness-raising and education campaigns on such diseases and their causes, and to take advantage of the survey and its indicators in devising future health policies and strategies. HRH the Premier also gave directives to continue conducting periodic health surveys, given their importance, and to refer the results of the 2018 survey, presented by the Minister of Health, to the National Information Committee to publish them.