Municipal charges decreased final month for 160 Bahraini households who’re renting homes | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

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The Minister of Labor, Local Affairs and Urban Planning, Eng. Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf decided to cut municipal fees for 160 Bahraini families living in rented houses in January.

This was in line with the instructions of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and as part of the Cabinet’s decision to ease the burden on citizens renting houses.

Closely. Khalaf stated, “These decisions come into effect of the supreme wish of the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, which aims to bring all citizens a decent life by reducing the burden of life on their shoulders through reduced community fees the needs of citizens; and the exemption of some people on limited incomes from paying future dues or paying off old debts. “

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He noted that in accordance with Municipal Law No. 35 of 2001, as amended by Law No. 38 of 2001, and the Implementing Rules of Municipal Law made by Cabinet Decision No. 16 of 2002, in particular Article (48) paragraph ( B) by Due to the above regulation, at the suggestion of managers and all municipalities, the municipality fees for 160 Bahraini families were reduced in January 2021.

He indicated that the ministry wants to use all skills and resources to improve the standard of living for citizens.

The minister also stressed that there is ongoing coordination between municipal affairs and the Consumer Services Department of the Electricity and Water Authority to change the municipal fees for these families on their electricity bills as part of the implementation of the above ministerial decisions.

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