Thursday 6th Jul 2017
Manama, June 7 (BNA): The Deputy King, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, this evening visited the Majlis of the sons of the late Ali bin Yousif Fakhro and the Majlis of Mohamed bin Abdulla Al Mannai. HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa accompanied HRH during the visits.
During the Majlis visits, The Deputy King welcomed the national efforts to achieve the Kingdom’s development goals, and stressed the importance of doubling these efforts during the next phase of the Kingdom’s development programme, led by His Majesty King Hamad.The Deputy King highlighted the key priorities of the next phase of development, which were emphasised at the 2016 Government Forum, including delivery of a modern and dynamic public sector that can facilitate long-term prosperity through private sector growth, supporting innovation to increase competitiveness, and investing in citizens’ futures to further improve their living standards.
The Deputy King also added that enhancing public services and legislative frameworks in order to strengthen Bahrain’s international competiveness, and streamlining government procedures, are vital to transitioning development goals into tangible results that directly benefit Bahrain’s citizens
The Deputy King noted that major strategic projects being implemented by the Kingdom exceed $32 billion in value, creating a solid base on which to drive the growth of Bahrain’s non-oil sector
The Deputy King further noted the GCC Development Programme is on track to deliver a series of development projects that benefit Bahrain’s citizens, helping to facilitate private sector partnerships, boosting the efficiency of government services and providing significant support to the national economy
The Deputy King emphasised that the GCC Development Programme is already delivering tangible benefits, with various housing and educational projects already coming forward, as well as major infrastructure development projects
The Deputy King stressed that, under the directives of His Majesty King Hamad, the Kingdom continues to prioritise creating opportunities for skilled Bahraini citizens, in order to ensure citizens are in a position to make a positive contribution to Bahrain’s development
The Majlis’ hosts and guests expressed their gratitude for the visit, and highlighted the instrumental role His Royal Highness continues to play in advancing the Kingdom’s development and prosperity.