His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, chaired today the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers at Al-Qudaibiya Palace.
The Cabinet expressed its best wishes for success to all students applying for their final exams for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year. The Cabinet praised the efforts of the Ministry of Education for its development plans and programs to create an appropriate learning environment for students. In this regard, the Cabinet directed the Ministry of Education and the Higher Education Council to provide the necessary facilities to ensure that students complete their exams easily.
His Highness the Crown Prince and the Prime Minister directed government agencies and service centers to continue to adopt initiatives that enhance the quality and efficiency of government services.
In this regard, the Cabinet reviewed the memorandum of the Governmental Executive Committee regarding the third edition of the “Taqeem” evaluation program for the year 2021, which included 86 government centers, 19 of which were awarded the gold rating, and 6 centers were awarded. Silver rating. The Council of Ministers expressed its appreciation for the centers that obtained the gold and silver classifications, and their excellence in the services they provide to citizens and residents. The Cabinet also urged all government service centers to continue striving to provide the best services.
During the meeting, the Council of Ministers discussed several memoranda with the following results:
Agree to the following notes:
1. A memorandum from the government executive committee regarding the issuance of a guide to regulating partnership between the public and private sectors. The manual sets out the requirements and provisions related to partnership contracts, including the effective implementation and operation of public projects, the promotion of transparency and integrity in procedures, and the improvement of the use of private sector expertise.
2- The memorandum of the Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Committee to Combat Extremism, Terrorism, Financing and Money Laundering regarding the Kingdom of Bahrain’s adoption of the third consolidated follow-up report for the mission of financial procedures for the Middle East and North Africa region. Strength (MENAFATF). The report indicated that the Kingdom of Bahrain ranked high in 39 out of 40 recommendations. The Council of Ministers expressed its appreciation to the Chairman of the Committee and all its members for their diligence.
3. A memorandum from the Minister of Labor and Social Development, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Labor Market Regulatory Authority, regarding the main labor market indicators for the first quarter of 2022. The memorandum reflected the positive impact of the economic recovery plan on the labor market in the Kingdom. It revealed that the number of Bahraini citizens working in the private sector increased by 4.6% during the first quarter of 2022, while the number of Bahrainis working in the public sector increased by 2.3% compared to the same period in 2021.
4. The memorandum of the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding the government’s response to four legislative proposals submitted by the House of Representatives.
The Council of Ministers took note of the ministerial reports related to the Kingdom of Bahrain’s participation in: the World Economic Forum 2022 in Davos, the World Education Forum in London, the UNESCO meetings held in Paris, the 45th session of the Council of Arab Youth and Sports Ministers, other foreign ministerial visits and visits of foreign delegations to the Kingdom of Bahrain for the month of June 2022.