(IS BAHRAIN COMING BACK?) Crown Prince announces more than $22 billion for development projects

Manama,(BNA) – His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister this evening visited the majlises of the Mahmoud, Al Buainain and Al Musallam families in Hidd.
His Royal Highness stressed that providing a better quality of life for all Bahrainis remains a key priority for the

Manama,(BNA) – His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister this evening visited the majlises of the Mahmoud, Al Buainain and Al Musallam families in Hidd.

His Royal Highness stressed that providing a better quality of life for all Bahrainis remains a key priority for the Kingdom. During the visits, he highlighted a total of more than $22 billion which is to be invested in a number of development projects, under the GCC Development Programme in addition to other substantial investment projects. He added that this significant investment will have a positive effect on the wider economy and Bahrain’s labour market.

His Royal Highness added that inclusive development directly reinforces the vital components of long-term stability. This, he said, has been aptly demonstrated by the GCC countries in focusing on a diverse programmes of development while ensuring safety and stability across the region.

His Royal Highness praised the role and dedication of loyal Bahrainis who continue to contribute to the Kingdom’s programme of sustainable development, and help maintain the stability of Bahrain and the security of its citizens. He emphasised the role of the people of Muharraq and Hidd in serving the Kingdom across a variety of sectors.

In this regard, His Royal Highness highlighted the demonstrable role of society, particularly its efforts in bolstering the Kingdom’s programme of reform and development, as well as enhancing vital sectors across the Kingdom.

His Royal Highness added that reinforcing national values that seek to promote loyalty is of paramount importance. He noted that under these values, religious speech and media texts should continue to promote the unity of society amidst varied regional events that run counter to reform and development.

His Royal Highness also extended his thoughts and wishes to the people of Gaza, amid Israeli air attacks, which have claimed the lives of many, including children. He called for immediate steps by international partners to help bring a swift and peaceful end to the crisis.

Turning to the importance of developing mechanisms aimed at increasing government performance and maintaining transparency in line with international standards, His Royal Highness emphasised the role of the e-complaints and suggestions system (Tawasul) in increasing interaction with the public. He further encouraged government officials to address all enquiries submitted by Bahrain’s citizens in accordance with the system’s protocols.

His Royal Highness extended his best wishes to the people of Bahrain throughout Ramadan, and highlighted the charitable characteristics of the holy month, particularly compassion and harmony within society.


For their part, the audience expressed their gratitude for His Royal Highness’ visit and for engaging with community leaders to discuss matters of national importance.

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