Freeze on Bahrain labour fees extended
Manama, December 5, 2011
A freeze on fees levied by Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has been extended until April 1, said the cabinet after its weekly meeting chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on Sunday.
Announcing the reprieve at the cabinet's weekly meeting at Gudaibiya Palace, HRH directed authorities to review the labour fees levied on foreign workers and submit recommendations.
The aim is to assess their impact on different economic sectors in Bahrain.
The LMRA fees were first frozen on April 1, as Bahrain was emerging from two-month unrest which crippled business.
In another Cabinet development, dilapidated houses which pose a public danger are to be demolished to protect lives and property.
HRH the Premier ordered ministries of municipalities and urban planning affairs and culture to survey dilapidated units and raze them.
HRH the Premier separately instructed ministries to implement the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI).
He instructed them to ensure the National Dialogue recommendations have the priority.
'The government is heralding a new era of national work in light of the BICI and National Dialogue recommendations,' he said.
Deputy Premier and head of a government team charged with implementing the BICI report Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa submitted a report on co-operation with the National Commission.-TradeArabia News Service