Two-month municipal fees reduced for 151 Bahraini families
TDT | Manama
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Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf yesterday issued an edict on reducing municipal fees for 151 Bahraini families living in rented houses for the months of April and May.
Khalaf said that the edict is in line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to alleviate the burden on the citizens.
It is also within the framework of the Cabinet’s decision to help the citizens who live in rentals and homeowners. The Minister said that the move is based on His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s constant keenness to provide the requirements of decent living for all citizens, through reduced municipal fees, exempting low-income citizens from paying fees in the future or dropping their unpaid debts.
He pointed out that the Ministry seeks to harness all its potentials and resources to improve the standard of living of citizens and reduce municipal fees on them.
He indicated that there is ongoing coordination between the Municipalities Affairs Department and the Customer Service Directorate at the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) to reduce municipal fees in electricity and water bills for those families.