Bahrainisation push call
The Cabinet chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister yesterday followed up on the directives of HRH the Prime Minister to expedite the employment process for Bahraini jobseekers.
It also stressed the need to recruit more Bahraini doctors, highlighting the need to offer further training to medical professionals.
Additionally, in light of HRH the Crown Prince’s directives to ensure Bahraini nationals remain the priority within the Kingdom’s labour market, the Cabinet reviewed a joint memorandum submitted by the Minister of Health, and Minister of Labour and Social Development, on proposals to increase the number of graduate doctors within training programmes, and to abide by the 20 per cent Bahrainisation rate on all medical jobs within the Kingdom’s private sector.
The Cabinet referred the Memorandum to the Ministerial Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs and Financial Balance, to submit to the Government’s Executive Committee.
Among other things, the Cabinet approved transferring infrastructure and construction projects implemented by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs to the Ministry of Works, Municipalities affairs and Urban Planning within two phases, following a memorandum submitted by the Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs.
The first phase will begin by outlining the procedures needed to transfer the infrastructure and construction projects from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs to the Ministry of Works, Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning.
The second phase will focus on restructuring the Projects Management Department within the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs and reducing the number of employees within the department to ensure integrated efforts are made between the two ministries.
The second phase further ensures aligned workstreams, aimed at improving the quality of public services, and a reduction in expenditures.
The Cabinet also approved an MoU between the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority, aimed at enhancing bilateral co-operation in providing air navigation services and systems, and support of technical and operational aspects of the systems.
The session gave nod to an MoU between Bahrain's National Space Science Agency (NSSA), and the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos), regarding collaboration on exploration activities and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. The memorandum also aims to support bilateral co-operation in the fields of exploring space technologies for peaceful purposes and co-operation on space research.