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Customs Affiars revamp

Bahrain News
Tue, 29 May 2018

Manama: The Customs Affairs will be restructured to streamline work and achieve security and economic goals.

The Cabinet, chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, yesterday approved a proposal in this regard. Therestructuring was based on the Civil Service Bureau’s recommendations.

The Cabinet approved a report on the Consolidated Final Account of the State, and another on the implementation and performance of the state budget for the fiscal year 2017.

It endorsed Bahrain’s First Voluntary National Review on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will be presented before the UN Economic and Social Council in New York in July.

The report highlights Bahrain’s progress with regard to achievement of SDGs 2030.  The authorities reassured people about the impact of transmission phone masts on public health.

A study conducted by a specialised consultancy firm revealed that radiation levels from cellphone masts are safe and compliant with the norms set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection.

The Transportation and Telecommunication Minister submitted a report, detailing results of the study, which measured electromagnetic waves and radiations emitted by more than 2,500 phone masts and radio wave transmitting stations.

A study conducted by the Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE) yielded similar reassuring results.

Authorities were instructed to continue assessing the level of emissions and ensure compliance with  international benchmarks.

The session referred two draft laws to parliament. They include a bill on amending some provisions of Law 13/1975 on regulation of retirement pensions and gratuities for government employees, and another on amending some provisions of the Social Insurance Law, Cabinet secretary general Yasser Al Nasser said.

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