New amendments to the building, urban planning and land classification laws in Bahrain were approved unanimously by the Shura Council yesterday (January 29), reported BNA.
The amendments were issued during the National Assembly’s recess last year by His Majesty King Hamad.
They were approved by the MPs last week, which means they become effective immediately.
As per the new rule, the Housing and Urban Planning Minister will be fully responsible for issuing rules and regulations in consultation with the municipal councils and the Capital Trustees Board.
Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, has issued Edict (4) of 2023, designating the Minister of Municipalities and Agriculture Affairs as the minister responsible for Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) before the Legislative Authority, following the approval of the Cabinet.
Edict (68) of 2021 on naming the minister responsible for RERA prior the legislature was abrogated, reported BNA.
The Minister of Municipalities and Agriculture Affairs and the relevant authorities, each in their capacity, shall implement the provisions of this edict, which takes effect immediately, and will be published in the Official Gazette.