Manama, Jun 17 (BNA) -- Regulating the installation of telecom masts in the Kingdom of Bahrain was proposed by the Ministry of State for Communications Affairs at the weekly cabinet. It has been a long felt need of the elected members of the parliament and the municipal councils.
The installation of such masts has to be completed so as to enhance the quality and efficiency of the networks to conform with the latest technology and security developments, the cabinet was informed.
The discussion focused on the location of the telecom masts at the various areas and the regulations that guided such installations. Journalists concerned about the health hazards posed by such masts were assured that the frequencies were never in the hazardous range.
Elected representatives and the people have voiced concern that the radiation from these masts posed a hazard to the health of the residents in the localities near the installations. However, authorities of the communications ministry have allayed all such fears.
They constantly maintain that the radiation levels do not rise to hazardous levels.
The Bahrain News Agency learns that in some of the municipalities efforts have been underway by way of competitions to enhance the installed masts.
Spokesperson for the government and Minister of State for Information Affairs Authority, Sameera Rajab told mediapersons that there have been issues of cluttering of masts and installation of masts without any concern for the area.
The cabinet also discussed and approved the memorandum presented on the ratification of a number of agreements between the Islamic Development Bank and the Electricity and Water Authority.
The agreement aims to finance the project for developing water transfer network in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The project is divided into five stages in equally different agreements.