Bahrain Premier vows urban growth
Manama, September 30, 2012
Bahrain is embarking on a massive surge in infrastructure, housing and services projects, said HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
He stressed the government's resolve to press ahead with programmes to promote urban communities in Bahrain, paying tribute to GCC countries for backing the kingdom in this regard.
In a message to the world marking UN-Habitat Day, which falls tomorrow, the Premier said the development process in Bahrain is based on a vision seeking to consolidate infrastructure and raise levels of comprehensive development as well as educational, health, housing and living standards.
This has earned the kingdom global and regional accolades in recognition of its considerable achievements in the field of human settlements for many years, he pointed out.
Bahrain is engaged in building a modern state with a challenging spirit and has laid foundations in accordance with thoroughly studied plans, he said.
It dealt with development challenges with flexibility and a positive approach, adopting advanced human and social development policies to achieve citizens' progress and prosperity, the Premier noted. Bahrain also sought to provide necessary care and support as well as all services to ensure a decent life for citizens, he added.
Under His Majesty King Hamad's leadership, the kingdom has accorded utmost importance to urban development in all cities and villages through programmes and plans to improve living conditions countrywide and meet citizens' ambitions, the Premier added. – TradeArabia News Service