The minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani chaired the 1st committee meeting of Vehicles & Electrical Appliances Efficiency Standards, in the presence of members of the Committee by the Council of Ministers Decision No. 2414-07 to be To be chaired by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and membership of the Electricity & Water Authority and representatives of the General Administration of Traffic, Customs Affairs, Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication and the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The minister welcomes the committee members, praising the importance of the committee to support initiatives that achieve national energy efficiency plan and national renewable energy plan which is approved by the Council of Ministers. The minister also praised the importance role of each body in setting its visions regarding standards aimed at increasing the efficiency of vehicles and electrical appliances to achieve optimal use of energy.
During the meeting, goals and national plans for energy efficiency and renewable energy were reviewed, as well as proposed work plan to implement MEPS minimum energy performance standards. They also reviewed project of technical regulations for national and gulf program related to energy efficiency which is being implemented by Standards and Metrology Directorate.