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Bahrain Crown Prince and Prime Minister pushes for growth, with focus on tourism and logistics

TDT | Manama                                                     

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, emphasised the importance of advancing the development of sectors that support economic growth in commercial and tourism, as well as logistic services, to drive economic diversification efforts.

HRH Prince Salman also highlighted the importance of the implementation of the Kingdom’s strategies, programmes, development plans, and the continued efficiency of e-services, to further the Kingdom’s comprehensive development led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister was speaking as he attended yesterday the International Customs Day celebration held under his patronage. His Royal Highness was accompanied by His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Isa bin Salman Educational Charitable Trust and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Labour Fund (Tamkeen).

Upon arrival at the Public Security Officers Club, HRH Prince Salman was received by the Minister of Interior, His Excellency General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and a number of senior officials. This year’s International Customs Day celebration was held under the slogan, “Customs Engaging Traditional and New Partners with Purpose” and was organised by the Ministry of Interior.

The event was also attended by a number of senior officials. Centre launch During the ceremony, HRH Prince Salman launched the Customs Affairs’ virtual customer service centre, which contains seven communication channels and provides 22 services. He noted the efforts of the Customs personnel in achieving the aspirations of the Customs Authority, one of the vital frontlines in safeguarding Bahrain.

His Royal Highness expressed his gratitude to the Minister of Interior, the ministry’s personnel, and the employees of the Customs Affairs for further developing the customs services and keeping up to date with the latest developments. HRH Prince Salman viewed a film which outlined the launch of the 2024-2027 strategic plan for Customs Affairs.

The new plan will continue to build on the previous plan’s successes, especially the approach to integration with the Government Program, the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, and the directions of the World Customs Organization, in line with the Kingdom’s sustainable development goals. His Royal Highness was briefed on the dashboard project, which enables senior management to analyse work-related information and review performance indicators, making decision-making more efficient.

This was followed by another briefing on the unified customs clearance centre, which was activated a year ago and works around the clock to provide electronic customs services related to the fields of export and import and unify procedures at all customs ports as well as the virtual customer service centre.