HRH the Premier
Bahrain to set up task force for building safety
Manama, January 28, 2013
Bahrain will set up an emergency task force to enforce building safety, following a series of fatal blazes, a report said.
This came as HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting yesterday in Gudaibiya Palace, said the report in our sister publication, the Gulf Daily News.
The task force will operate in the five governorates to survey random buildings suspected of flouting the law.
Headed by the governor, the team will pay field visits to dilapidated areas and spot buildings which may threaten dwellers and passers-by.
A legal committee will also be formed to finalise legislations which will regulate the leasing of private premises as labour camps.
The team will co-ordinate with concerned authorities to speed up the execution of court rulings on razing illegal and dilapidated buildings.
It will also be required to submit detailed recommendations in this regard to the ministerial committee for services and infrastructure.
Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa submitted a memorandum on measures undertaken to prevent blazes at labour camps. – TradeArabia News Service