HRH Prince Salman forms new committee linking municipal councils, restructures Water Resources Council
TDT | Manama
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HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, established a new cooperation committee yesterday to promote consistency and coordination between the plans of municipal councils and government entities.
The committee will operate between the Capital Municipal Council, other Municipal Councils, and Government Entities. The proposal for this initiative was put forth by the Minister of Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture and was approved by the Cabinet.
The committee will be chaired by the Minister of Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture and will have 12 members, including undersecretaries from Municipalities' Affairs, Ministry of Works, Agriculture and Marine Resources Affairs, Ministry of Education Policies, Strategies and Performance, Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, and Ministry of Health.
The committee also includes the CEO of the Urban Planning and Development Authority, the Vice-President of the Electricity and Water Authority for Distribution and Customer Services, and the chairmen of the Capital Municipality Council, Muharraq Municipality, Northern Area Municipality, and Southern Area Municipality.
The committee will convene at least once every three months and may invite undersecretaries from other ministries. This edict takes effect immediately and will be published in the Official Gazette.
Water Resources Council In addition, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa reorganised the Water Resources Council, appointing Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa as its new chairman. The council will consist of eight members, with the Minister of Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture serving as the deputy chairman.
Other members include the Ministers of Oil and Environment, Works, Electricity and Water Affairs, Cabinet Affairs, Housing and Urban Planning, Sustainable Development, and Industry and Commerce. All members will hold their position for a renewable term of four years.