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Bahrain to boost digital economy

TDT | Manama

Bahrain is well on track to upgrade the telecommunications sector as part of its goal to further develop the country’s digital economy.

During yesterday’s online weekly Cabinet meeting, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, the Fifth National Telecommunications Plan, which outlines the government’s general policies and strategies regarding the telecommunications sector during the next three years.

The plan includes completing the development of the national broadband network, extending its coverage to all homes and in situations at fair and reasonable prices, achieving full equality in the provision of services and enhancing the role of Bnet in developing infrastructure for optical fibers.

It further aims to enhance competition within the mobile telecommunications sector, spectrum and fifth generation, and to provide international connectivity to and from Bah- rain, as well as to further develop the Kingdom’s digital economy.

HRH the Crown Prince issued directives to ministers and government agencies to expedite their responses to questions and requests received from the Council of Representative and Shura Council committees, in order to further enhance co-operation between the executive and legislative branches.

The Cabinet also reviewed the Electricity and Water Authority’s performance and efficiency regarding the production, transmission and distribution of electricity and water during the summer months.

The memorandum submitted by the Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs also outlined the measures and preparations taken by the authority to rationalise the use of electricity, in addition to projects that contribute to increasing reliability and ensuring current and future development projects receive their required resources.

The Cabinet praised the EWA for its efforts producing, distributing and transporting electricity and water.

Bahrain is well on track to upgrade the telecommunications sector as part of its goal to further develop the country’s digital economy.

During yesterday’s online weekly Cabinet meeting, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, the Fifth National Telecommunications Plan, which outlines the government’s general policies and strategies regarding the telecommunications sector during the next three years.

The plan includes completing the development of the national broadband network, extending its coverage to all homes and in situations at fair and reasonable prices, achieving full equality in the provision of services and enhancing the role of Bnet in developing infrastructure for optical fibers.

It further aims to enhance competition within the mobile telecommunications sector, spectrum and fifth generation, and to provide international connectivity to and from Bah- rain, as well as to further develop the Kingdom’s digital economy.

HRH the Crown Prince issued directives to ministers and government agencies to expedite their responses to questions and requests received from the Council of Representative and Shura Council committees, in order to further enhance co-operation between the executive and legislative branches.

The Cabinet also reviewed the Electricity and Water Authority’s performance and efficiency regarding the production, transmission and distribution of electricity and water during the summer months.

The memorandum submitted by the Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs also outlined the measures and preparations taken by the authority to rationalise the use of electricity, in addition to projects that contribute to increasing reliability and ensuring current and future development projects receive their required resources.

The Cabinet praised the EWA for its efforts producing, distributing and transporting electricity and water.

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