Friday 11 July 2014
sand dredging

Bahrain Shura stalls new sand dredging law

Bahrain’s Shura Council has stalled a new law regulating the dredging of sand from the seabed stalled yesterday (June 3) over fears that low-paid labourers could be made scapegoats. Council members refused to approve the dra


Bahrain mulls fees on sand dredging

Bahrain’s Cabinet has accepted a memorandum to impose for the first time on the dredging of sand from the seabed in a move to preserve and combat exploitation of natural resources. Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs M


Sand dredging ‘killing Bahrain marine life’

Sand dredging and land reclamation in Bahrain could be killing marine life, including dolphins, according to a top official. They change maritime routes and cause sea creatures to lose their way, get stuck in shallow waters and di


Bahrain to introduce sand dredging law

A law to regulate the dredging of sand from the seabed will be introduced in Bahrain for the first time, our sister newspaper, the Gulf Daily News reported. However, Shura Council members who supported the bill yesterday complaine


Sand dredging companies to be monitored via GPS

Companies extracting sand from Bahrain's seas will now be monitored through a Global Positioning System (GPS) to avoid theft and other violations, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Dr Juma Al Ka'abi said. He said a

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