Bahrain's Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has issued directives to study the environmental situation in the industrial area of Ma’ameer and check the levels of air quality in the surrounding areas.
He issued the directive as he chaired the regular weekly Cabinet session yesterday, attended by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, said a Bahrain News Agency report.
HRH Premier tasked the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning and the Ministry of Oil to coordinate with the Ministerial Committee for Development and Infrastructure Projects in verifying the compliance and adherence to the standards and requirements imposed by the government to reduce pollution in factories and industrial facilities, and ensuring that they are within the limits of global safe levels.
They were also requested to submit the necessary suggestions and recommendations to reduce the effects of any industrial pollution that may put the safety and health of the citizens and residents at risk.
The Premier also gave directives to expedite the completion of the Ma'ameer Canal expansion project to ensure improved water flow in Tubli Bay, given its positive implications for the region, the report said.