Bahrain's Bapco refinery modernisation ‘boost for oil sector’

The ongoing modernisation progranmme of the Bapco refinery will consolidate Bahrain’s efforts to develop the oil sector

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. The first oil well of the region (L), which was discovered in 1931, is seen with new and advanced oil pumping machines in the background in Sakir, south of Manama, October 11, 2014.

Image used for illustrative purpose. The first oil well of the region (L), which was discovered in 1931, is seen with new and advanced oil pumping machines in the background in Sakir, south of Manama, October 11, 2014.

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Bahrain - The ongoing modernisation progranmme of the Bapco refinery will consolidate Bahrain’s efforts to develop the oil sector as well as increase its revenues and boost oil investments, the Cabinet said yesterday.

The weekly session, chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, stressed the importance of the refinery’s modernisation.

It is a value-added project to the oil industry as it will pave the way for increasing its contributions to the national development march, the Cabinet noted, according to a statement by Cabinet secretary general Dr Yasser Al Nasser.

The session extended deepest condolences to Ethiopia’s leadership, government and people over the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, which killed all 157 on board. It expressed the kingdom’s solidarity with Ethiopia and the families of the victims of the tragedy.

The session approved amendments to the model regulations of the statute of clubs and youth entities and centres.

Under the amendment, the boards of clubs, youth entities and centres affiliated with the Youth and Sports Affairs Ministry will have to hold at least four regular meetings in a year, or whenever need arises.

The Cabinet approved the kingdom’s ratification of an amendment to the Charter of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC).

The amended OIC Charter aims to intensify summits to enable leaders of member states to discuss rapidly unfolding global developments.

The session decided to take necessary constitutional and legal procedures to refer a draft-law to ratify an amendment of the first paragraph of Article VIII of OIC Charter to parliament.

The Cabinet endorsed the kingdom’s ratification of the Agreement on Immunities and Privileges of OIC, and decided to refer it parliament.

The ban on importing food products from Japan has officially been lifted. Bahrain had prohibited food imports from Japan following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which occurred on March 11, 2011.

A draft law on volunteering to serve Public Security was yesterday discussed and referred to the ministerial committee for legal affairs. The proposed bill will authorise the Interior Ministry to admit volunteers.

The draft legislation which was submitted by the Minister of Interior aims to strengthen community partnership and engage individuals in promoting social security.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has been designated to register domain names and collecting due fees – under the supervision and oversight of the Transportation and Telecommunications Minister.

The Information and Electronic Government Authority has also been designated to register the domain names gov.bh No character style: and mil.bh No character style: or the equivalent in Arabic.

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