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HRH the Premier with the Oil Minister. Image: courtesy BNA

Bahrain keen to further develop oil sector: Premier

MANAMA, March 11, 2019

Bahrain is keen to further develop its oil industry and also encourage new investment in it, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has asserted.
 
Bahrain boasts a long history in the oil industry and the sector is a major contributor to the national economy and a vital resource to boost all other fields of development, said the Premier.
 
He expressed pride in the Bahraini citizens and their acclaimed competence in the oil sector, whose development phases have been carried out by Bahrainis, said a Bahrain News Agency report. 
 
The kingdom is determined to continue its programmes aimed at increasing revenues and resources, and stimulating the effective economic sectors, HRH Premier said.
 
He stressed the government’s keenness to take advantage of the steady growth of the oil sector to serve various other development sectors, which will contribute to diversifying income resources and enhancing Bahrain’s ability to face various global economic challenges.
 
HRH Premier made the statements while receiving, at the Gudaibiya Palace yesterday (March 10), the Bahrain Petroleum Company's (Bapco) board of directors, led by Oil Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.
 
Shaikh Mohammed and the board extended to the Premier their sincerest thanks and appreciation for laying the foundation stone for the Bapco Modernisation Programme (BMP), which is the largest industrial project in the kingdom’s history.
 
HRH the Premier highlighted the importance of the BMP in developing the kingdom’s oil infrastructure and increasing the refinery’s capacity through using modern technology. He expressed pride in the progress and the prestigious international reputation gained by the Bahraini oil industry.
 



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