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Municipal fees reduced for 151 Bahraini families

June 10, 2021
finance & economy

Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister, Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf, today issued an edict on reducing municipal fees for 151 Bahraini families living in rented houses for the months of April and May 2021.

Khalaf said that the edict is in line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to alleviate the burden of living on the citizens, and within the framework of the Cabinet’s decision to deal with the citizens who live in rentals and home owners on equal par regarding municipal fees.

The minister said that the move is based on His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s constant keenness to provide the requirements of 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 pointed out that the Ministry seeks to harness all its potentials and resources to improve the standard of living of citizens and reduce municipal fees on them.

He indicated that there is ongoing 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.