Bahrain: Citizens to benefit from increased subsidy

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Minister of Labour and Social Development Jamil bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan has announced 15 indirect support programmes and raising the overall annual subsidies by 7% to a total of BD 435 million.

The Minister of Labour and Social Development highlighted the government’s indirect support; 15 indirect programmes, including educational, health, electricity and water services, foodstuff, social insurance, a monthly salary support for Bahraini employees in the private sector when recruited through the National Employment Programme housing, oil by-products, and care for the elderly.

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He noted that the government raised the total annual subsidization amount by 7% bringing it up from BD 385 million in 2018 to BD 435 million in 2019.

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