Joint action 'vital for key projects'
Manama, June 21, 2014
Lack of co-operation between government bodies could affect the implementation of key projects, according to a top official.
Capital Governor Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa said despite ongoing efforts, ministries had to work harder to get schemes off the ground.
He told the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, that the Capital Governorate's Co-operation Council, which consists of 16 appointed members for four-year terms, was formed to bridge this gap.
"Co-ordination is very important. There's no point carrying out anything if there's no co-operation or co-ordination," he said.
"We are a small country and I think that co-operation can be done better by the different committees in the country. Since its inception, the Capital Governorate has had a policy of communication and co-ordination with other parties, believing in the importance of direct communication with officials in government and private sectors," he stated.
"Since the Bahraini citizen is our main focus, we work to co-operate and support all the relevant authorities through our Co-operation Council in order to provide the best quality of life for the citizen and residents of the governorate, remarked Shaikh Hisham.
"The council is made up of 16 people, both directors from every major service ministries as well as local families to provide feedback," he stated.
"The directors are from roads, police, culture, health, commerce and social development. It was put together by His Royal Highness the Prime Minister," he noted.
"We meet on a monthly basis to discuss different issues and bring up ways through which we can increase co-operation. We talk about the different projects each ministry has and try to make sure they don't conflict, " explained Shaikh Hisham.
"The main issue the council is focusing on at the moment is to carry out an inventory of buildings without permits, find out the number of street vendors, monitoring dilapidated homes, overseeing migrant workers and developing areas according to the community's needs," he added.-TradeArabia News Service