HRH Pemier receives state officials

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Manama, Aug. 7 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has stressed the need to balance the requirements of development and modernisation with the tendency to preserve the kingdom’s historical and cultural heritage. 

«The preservation of our heritage is a duty, and the development process is necessary to meet our citizens’ aspirations for urban and service progress, hence the need to give them equal importance, as both are a priority,» he said.

HRH Premier made the statements while receiving here today senior state officials, with whom he discussed local issues.

The Prime Minister emphasised that the development march spearheaded by the government across the kingdom’s towns and villages is continuing, with a focus on preserving the heritage features and the historical nature of some regions.

HRH Premier highlighted the government’s keenness to ensure that the development and modernisation umbrella covers all villages and towns.

Each village or town shall have their equal share of the development and urbanisation march, and our ultimate goal is to ensure that the citizens live in an advanced environment, and enjoy sufficient services, he added. 

HRH Premier reviewed with the audience areas of cooperation between the government and the supervisory constitutional institutions, and their importance in attaining national goals, and ensuring optimal use of national resources.

The Prime Minister affirmed the importance allocated by the government to the reports issued by the National Audit Office (NAO), noting that NAO’s remarks are essential in supporting the government’s efforts towards developing administrative work and preserving public money.