TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, directed the relevant authorities to accept applications from those who meet the Khatwa Program for Home Projects’ legal requirements for eligibility for a retirement pension.
This came following the Cabinet’s approval of a memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding the report submitted by the team responsible for researching aspects of the Khatwa Program for Home Projects.
The Cabinet, chaired yesterday by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, also approved the recommendation from the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs that the National Audit Office conduct a review of aspects of the programme’s registration and retirement procedures.
The Cabinet extended its deepest condolences to His Majesty the King, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Bahrain’s citizens, and the family of the fallen serviceman, Major Abdullah Rashid Al Noaimi, who was killed in a terrorist attack, along with several servicemen of the UAE, while performing training missions in Somalia.
The Cabinet also extended its condolences to the fallen servicemen of the UAE and wished a speedy recovery for those who have been injured.
It congratulated His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Bahraini citizens on the 23rd anniversary of the adoption of the National Action Charter. The Cabinet commended the Kingdom’s achievements following the adoption of the National Action Charter, which has contributed to progress and development across all sectors.
The Cabinet highlighted the importance of the Shield of Bahrain Project Cobra Z aircrafts, which were inaugurated by His Majesty the King, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, as well as the Kingdom of Bahrain’s naval ship the RBNS Khalid bin Ali, which was inaugurated by HRH Prince Salman.
Both the Project Cobra Z aircraft and the RBNS Khalid bin Ali are valuable additions to the BDF’s combat readiness. The Cabinet further emphasised the critical role these assets play in supporting the ongoing development and modernisation efforts of the Bahrain Defence Force, enhancing its capabilities in performing its national duties.
The Cabinet commended the outcomes of the third meeting of the Saudi-Bahraini Coordination Council, co-chaired by HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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