MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION CELEBRATES ROLE OF WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT AS PART OF THE KINGDOM’S BAHRAINI WOMEN’S DAY

The importance of Bahraini women in national development was emphasized today by His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed

2nd December 2014

The importance of Bahraini women in national development was emphasized today by His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Acting Chief Executive of the Economic Development Board during an event held by the Ministry of Transportation to mark Bahraini Women’s Day.

His Excellency praised the skills of Bahraini women working at the Ministry of Transportation (MoT), who currently form around 30% of the total Ministry staff. He expressed pride that these women occupy a range of different positions across specialisations and ranks, working hard to serve the Kingdom of Bahrain. With a proven track record, these women have deservedly earned opportunities to actively contribute to economic development.

His Excellency was speaking at a luncheon held on the occasion of Bahraini Women’s Day, which falls on December 1st of each year, and is held this year under the theme “Women in the Military Field”.

This important occasion was initiated by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty the King and the President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) to acknowledge the role of women and their contributions to the economy and society. The initiative aims to celebrate women’s achievements in this important era of the Kingdom’s development, under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, during which the role of women has been ever more prominent, as women continue to have major impact across all economic and social fields.

His Excellency expressed MoT’s support for this important day, as it is an opportunity to shed light on the skills and achievements of Bahraini women, making them role models in terms of competencies and abilities, and thanked the Supreme Council for Women for their efforts to promote Bahraini women.

This year’s theme recognises the role and journey of Bahraini women in the military field, and highlights their achievements in the industry, which are as substantial as their male counterparts in protecting different areas and facilities across the Kingdom.

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