Bahrain to Upgrade Environmental Protection Regulations

Aug 21, 2011, 09:26 ET from Kingdom of Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife in Bahrain will submit an urgent report calling for stricter environmental regulations.  

A variety of environmental issues were raised during Bahrain's National Dialogue, and a panel of experts, led by commission director-general Dr. Al Zayani, will compile the report and refer recommendations to the government for implementation.

"We have got a clear picture of what needs to be done and will comply with what was agreed during the talks," said commission director-general, Dr. Adel Al Zayani.

New environmental regulatory reforms will include stricter licensing to control industrial pollution levels. Protective regulations will also be implemented to create and conserve biologically diverse environments throughout Bahrain.

"Environmental protection consists of many aspects that have to be looked into, including sea, air, land, biodiversity, housing and living space...It is a huge undertaking and this plan is a must, especially in order to comply with international standards of environmental protection," continued Dr. Al Zayani,

The environmentally focused commission is made up of a variety of specialized teams that will speed up the drafting and implementation process of the environmental reforms.

The report will be reviewed by the commission president Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa before being submitted to Bahrain's Cabinet. "This is a huge opportunity for us to make our environment the best and safest for all those living on this land," said Dr Al Zayani concluded.

SOURCE Kingdom of Bahrain