Bahrain Works Ministry: Workers "main pillar" in development projects

The ministry is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of workers at workplaces to combat the spread of coronavirus

 Workers are considered as the “main pillar in all infrastructure and urban development projects across the world" [representational]
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Workers are considered as the “main pillar in all infrastructure and urban development projects across the world" [representational]

On the sidelines of the International Labour Day, which is observed every year on 1 May, Bahrain’s Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs, and Urban Planning, Eng. Essam Abdullah Khalaf lauded workers' role in the development of projects.

The minister said that workers are considered as the “main pillar” in all infrastructure and urban development projects across the world, the Bahrain News Agency reported.

He added that the ministry has been taking all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of workers in all workplaces to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), in accordance with the recommendation of the national taskforce headed by HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier of the Kingdom.

Last month, during its weekly cabinet session, Bahrain cabinet reviewed 96 development projects worth $823m (BHD311m) that are currently being implemented in the kingdom.

During the session, the kingdom’s minister of works, municipalities affairs and urban planning, briefed about the tenders that were launched or awarded in three sectors in Q1 2020.

In the first quarter of 2020, a total of 32 tenders worth $243.6m (BD92m) were launched in Bahrain, while 24 tenders valued at $42.4m (BD16m) were awarded in the roads, sanitation, and construction sectors.

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