Minister receives Japanese envoy
Manama, May 17 (BNA): Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza received Japanese Ambassador to Bahrain, Hideki Ito, and praised the strong ties between the two friendly countries in the fields of electricity, water and renewable energy. The two sides reviewed the most prominent projects implemented in these areas. The minister gave the ambassador a presentation on the projects of the Electricity and Water Authority and the Sustainable Energy Unit, including the National Energy Efficiency Plan and the National Plan for Renewable energy as well as some important projects such as the establishment of a 100 MW solar power plant and investment opportunities for Japanese companies. The Japanese ambassador expressed his great pleasure to see the progress made by Bahrain in the electricity, water and renewable energy sectors. He expressed Japanese companies' desire to participate in these projects according to available opportunities and activate further cooperation in these fields. He thanked the minister for the welcome and the hospitality, stressing his readiness to strengthen existing cooperation to serve all interests and aspirations.