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Joint efforts can boost peace says Premier.

Joint international efforts are vital to boost global peace and stability, the Cabinet stressed yesterday.

The weekly session, chaired by the Premier, also stressed that any security shake-up anywhere would have grave repercussions on the region.

It said last week's Bahrain Security Forum and Exhibition reflected the government's keenness to promote Bahrain's role in maintaining regional peace and stability.

It discussed two projects to upgrade the sewerage system to meet demands of urban development as well as economic and population growth.

The first will boost the Tubli-based sewerage plant's waste water treatment facilities, while the second will rehabilitate the old drainage network in Manama and Muharraq.

The Cabinet asked the Finance Ministry to provide funding alternatives for the projects.

It also approved the restructuring of the Municipalities and Agriculture Ministry under which the posts of Agriculture Under-Secretary and Municipalities Under-Secretary will be combined.

It discussed a draft law to amend certain provisions of the Social Insurance Law issued under Decree by Law 24 for 1976 and referred it to the ministerial committee for social and family services.

It approved two proposals forwarded by parliament.

One is to amend the cadres of civil specialists in the BDF, Public Security, the National Guard and the national security body.

The other calls for the establishment of a home for elderly and people with special needs in the Southern Governorate.

On the iron fence around oil wells, the Cabinet asked the Oil, Finance and Interior ministries and the governorate to study mechanisms to implement the recommendation of the ministerial committee for Shura Council and parliament affairs.

It referred to the ministerial committee for legal affairs a draft agreement presented by the Interior Ministry on security co-operation with the uae.

It was informed about the Shura Council and parliament's approval of a draft law to add a clause to Decree by Law 10 for 1976 on housing.

Then, the Cabinet was briefed by Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa on the outcome of his visit to Iran and Mr Al Jowder on Bahrain's participation in Group 77's first ministerial forum on water in Muscat.

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Date:Mar 2, 2009
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