Dr Abdul Hussain Mirza, the Electricity and Water Affairs Minister, met heads of companies operating in the oil, gas and petrochemical sector and explained the background to the establishment of the Sustainable Energy Unit.
Dr Mirza said the two main objectives of the unit are to encourage investment in renewable energy and efficiency and rationalisation of energy consumption.
During the meeting, a presentation was made by the unit, which spoke about its objectives and plans and its initiatives.
Dr Mirza also reviewed the activities and achievements of the National Committee to follow up the implementation of these plans, through its agenda and sub-committees, as well as the initiatives that are included in the national plans.
Director general of Oil & Gas Affairs and chairman of the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries Subcommittee, Jassim Al Shirawi, presented the work plan of the subcommittee and the proposed programme for its agenda, which included representatives from all major national companies operating in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.
According to BNA, the meeting was attended by the heads of Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), Tatweer Petroleum Company, Bahrain National Gas Company (BNAGAS) and Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC).
The Sustainable Energy Unit was established on 26 November, 2014, by Dr Mirza and Peter Grohmann, the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).