Bahrain plans $16m water projects
Manama, October 13, 2012
Bahrain is planning to spend BD6 million ($16 million) to upgrade its water policy as part of its strategic vision for sustainable agricultural development.
It will include changes to the ways of monitoring underground water levels and quality, as well as drilling and maintenance of wells and water meters, sources said.
The Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry is drawing up a plan to monitor 68 wells for water levels and 113 for quality.
Licensing procedures for drilling of new wells and maintenance upgrades will be reviewed. The ministry has also drawn up a three-year plan to reduce consumption of underground water, which was 67m cubic metres in 2010, to 9 million cubic metres.-TradeArabia News Service