HE the Minister of Works, Municipalities & Urban Planning Eng. Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf received a delegation from Bahrain’s Chamber of Industry & Commerce, headed by Chief of Real Estate Sector Dr. Hassan Ebrahim Kamal to discuss a number of issues related to both the Ministry and the Chamber.
The meeting was also attended by Municipalities Acting Undersecretary Sheikh Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Urban Planning Organizational Planning Director Khalid Al Ansari and the General Director of the Northern Municipality Ebrahim Al Ghatam (Coordinator for the Chamber and Municipalities).
At the beginning of the meeting, the Minister Khalaf welcomed the delegation and commended the role of the Chamber’s Board of Directors in serving both the commercial and industrial sectors in the Kingdom. He also referred to the vital role of the Chamber of Industry & Commerce in enhancing Bahrain’s status as an investment destination and an economically competitive country.
The meeting highlighted the duplication in the change of classification of some areas between the Municipal Councils and the Planning Directorate at the Ministry of Municipalities & Urban Planning, lack of coordination in relation to the classification of some areas, the work mechanism for Grievances Committees (Planning & Urbanization) and enhancing work at such committees.
Also, the meeting shed light on the planning and division of lands classified as part of Residential Gardens areas, which states that the minimum division of each real estate should at least be 1500m2, which is an issue facing many citizens and investors.