HE the Minister of Works Eng. Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf received a delegation from Washington’s Central Bank, headed by Middle East and North Africa Energy Expert and Specialist Waleed Al Sarih, Climate Change Expert Sameera Al Khamleshi, Ronda Gordan, Jay Jiong, Vincent David, Alexi Linch, and Forafit Tontifet.
The delegation is visiting the Kingdom from 15-23 June for the purpose of implementing a number of energy related projects in Bahrain.
During the meeting, both parties highlighted means of cooperation between the Central Bank and Bahrain to implement projects aiming for optimum use of energy. The meeting was attended by the Ministry’s Undersecretary Eng. Waleed Al Saei, the Assistant Undersecretary for Construction Projects & Maintenance Eng. Mona Al Motawa, Media and Community Service Head Hafedh Abdulghaffar, Ministry of Finance’s Director of Customization & Contracts Lamees Al Hassar and Awaf Saleh.
The Minister welcomed the delegation, which commended the efforts extended by the Ministry of Works in the sanitary engineering, roads and construction and maintenance sectors. The delegation also referred to a number of projects in Bahrain that require optimum use of energy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Works, including street lighting and green buildings.
MoW’s Materials Engineering Director Eng. Sameer Affouni also delivered a presentation on the Bahraini Code of Building.
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