Bahrain receives 6,378 sanitation complaints in H1

The number of complaints has reduced over the last two years' figures due to investments in upgradation and the development of Muharraq Sewage Treatment Plant

Bahrain has invested in the upgradation of its sewerage network and the development of the Muharraq Sewage Treatment Plant. [Representational image]
Bahrain has invested in the upgradation of its sewerage network and the development of the Muharraq Sewage Treatment Plant. [Representational image]

Up to 6,378 sanitation-related complaints were registered in Bahrain during the first half of this year. 

The figure was released by Shawqi Al Mandeel, sanitary engineering operation and maintenance director at the kingdom's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning.

The ministry's Reports and Complaints Centre received 7,101 sanitation complaints in H1 2015, and 8,067 in H1 2014. 

Al Mandeel said the decrease in complaint numbers is due to the ministry's efforts to improve the country's sewerage networks through upgradation, and the implementation of the Muharraq Sewage Treatment Plant.

The ministry is also said to have implemented numerous additional projects, such as cleaning sewerage networks using high-pressure tanks; maintaining main and sub-stations; providing mobile pumps; and, providing sewage water suction tanks for emergencies.

"The Southern Governorate targeted the highest number of sanitary complaints, with 2465 reports, all which were resolved," Al Mandeel continued.

"The Capital Governorate came next with 1704 reports, Muharraq Governorate attracted 1363 reports, and the Northern Governorate targeted 846 reports."

All these complaints were resolved, the official said. 

Reports directed to the complaints centre are received by 10 employees that are responsible for transferring it to the sanitation team. 

The ministry's sanitation team tours the kingdom to tackle emergencies and review existing infrastructure, BNA reported.

 

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