Manama, Mar. 24 (BNA): Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf issued an edict on reducing from municipal fees for 86 Bahraini families living in rented houses for February.
This came is in line with the directives of Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister to alleviate the burden of living on citizens, and within the framework of the Cabinet’s decision to deal with the citizens who rent houses and home owners on equal par regarding municipal fees.
The minister said that the decisions are based on His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s constant keenness to provide decent living for all the citizens, through reduced municipal fees, exempting low-income citizens from paying fees in the future or dropping their unpaid debts.
He stressed on the existing coordination between the Municipalities Affairs Department and the Customer Service Directorate at the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) to reduce municipal fees in electricity and water bills for those families.