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Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza met with executive heads and senior officials of banks in Bahrain and spoke about the setting up of the Sustainable Energy Unit as well as the support of the wise leadership in promoting clean energy.
He said the setting up of the unit helped encourage investment in renewable energy and raising the efficiency of and rationalize energy consumption. He said the aim of the meeting was to encourage and share with the banking sector the efforts in achieving the objectives of the National Energy Efficiency Plan (NEEAP) and the National Renewable Energy Plan (NREAP), as well as to discuss aspects of joint and funding plans available for this purpose.
The visitors were given a presentation on the unit and on the goals of the National Energy Efficiency Plan, the National Renewable Energy Plan, their initiatives in general, and those related to the banking sector in particular.
The bankers expressed their readiness to support the national energy plans and the work of the National Committee in addition to their readiness to support the efforts and objectives of the Sustainable Energy Unit.
The minister thanked the attendees for their constructive participation and suggestions and their valuable support.
The meeting was attended by the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Amin Al-Sharqawi and representatives of the Housing Bank, BBK, Standard Chartered, Bahrain Islamic Bank, Ahli United Bank, Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Kuwait Finance House, Gulf Finance House, HSBC and Gulf Commercial Bank.