Green energy centre to be set up in Bahrain
Manama, December 23, 2013
Plans to establish a centre for renewable energy and energy efficiency in Bahrain were approved by the Cabinet yesterday.
Details were outlined in a joint memorandum presented by Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs Dr Abdulhussain Mirza, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The project is a result of co-operation between the government and the United Nations Development Programme.
The proposed centre will support research on renewable energy, energy efficiency and exploiting energy to achieve economic development.
"The centre will draw up future strategies on how to utilise renewable energy and energy efficiency in Bahrain and will provide the government with studies and plans that will be implemented in future infrastructure projects," said Rajab.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet granted initial approval for a memorandum presented by Minister of State for Human Rights Affairs Dr Salah Ali organising the work of the National Institution for Human Rights.
The minister presented Cabinet with a draft law designed to improve the institution, which was formed by Royal Decree four years ago, in line with proposals presented by the National Human Rights Committee and the National Assembly.
The draft law aims to establish a modern institution that reflects the Paris Principles, which outlines the framework of human rights organisations. The Ministerial Committee for Legal Affairs has been assigned to review it further.
The Cabinet also reviewed a memorandum presented by Minister of State for Parliament and Shura Council Affairs Abdulaziz Al Fadhel detailing the National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education and Training's annual report.
The memorandum summarised work carried out by review units assessing the performance of public and private schools, kindergartens, vocational training institutions and higher education institutions. - TradeArabia News Service