Bahrain: No Landfill Without Environmental Approval

The law says that no person may undertake or initiate any of the work of land filling.
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The Minister of Works Essam Khalaf said in the parliament session that landfilling is a necessity and locations for this have been determined according to the structural plan, indicating that it is being used for developmental and other projects. He explained that no landfilling license should be issued without studying the environmental impact of it.

Khalaf emphasized that the law says that no person may undertake or initiate any of the work of landfilling, whether for himself or for others, whatever the purpose of these actions, except after obtaining a license from the Technical Services Department of the Capital Municipality or the competent municipality, in accordance with the provisions of this decision.

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