MANAMA: His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday visited Hidd where he responded the citizens' demand to relocate the sewage sub-station from its original site on the Dry Dock Avenue, east of Hidd.
Following his directives, the plant will be set up in the marina area, far east of Hidd, away from residential areas, in order to ensure that no environmental harm is caused and that residents do not suffer from emissions.
"I am here to meet you and assure you that every government project is subjected to extensive ecological and health studies," HRH the Premier said as he addressed the residents, adding that the citizens' remarks are taken into consideration in all development projects.
"The government will not go ahead with a project if the citizens say it's harmful to them," he said, praising Hidd residents for the "civilised" way they expressed their demands and opinions.
HRH the Premier also asserted that the government welcomed constructive criticism as long as it is intended to serve public interest, confirming that "the government's doors are always open for the citizens to express remarks and concerns since our ultimate goal is that development projects are in harmony with the citizens' aspirations".
HRH the Premier met the residents and was briefed on their demands regarding services, health, housing and education.
He commended the honourable and historical stances voiced by the Bahraini people, adding that the citizens' cohesion and unity have thwarted all threats aimed at harming the homeland and proved to the world that "what is happening in the kingdom is a conspiracy orchestrated by a minority to divide the one nation into two halves".
"Such a minority should not be allowed to impose its will on the peace-loving Bahraini society which has always adhered to peaceful coexistence and denounced saboteurs and all those who accept to be used as tools to harm their motherland," HRH the Premier said.
"It is regrettable that these sides hide behind reform claims to cover their hidden intentions," he said.