Bahrain Crown Prince all praise
for Kerala NRIs

TRIVANDRUM - Bahrain Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa has promised to reform the labour sector in his country for improving the working conditions of expatriates, especially Indians who constitute more than 30 per cent of the country’s population.

By T.k. Devasia

Published: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 10:27 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 4:10 PM

Speaking at a reception hosted by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at Cochin on Sunday, the Crown Prince said that a decision in this regard would be taken shortly. He noted that people from Kerala were playing an important role among Indians in the development of the country.

The Crown Prince who arrived at Cochin on Saturday on a two-day visit of India expressed Bahrain’s preparedness to make major investments in the south Indian state. The investors from Bahrain accompanying the prince showed interest in real estate and information technology sectors.

The Crown Prince also offered support to the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) in conducting its next annual meet in Bahrain. He made the offer when the GOPIO Vice-President, Sunny Kulathakkal, met him at Cochin.

Sunny said the Crown Prince had lauded the role played by the GOPIO in solving the problems faced by the Non-Resident Indians in various countries.

Federal ministers Vaylar Ravi, E. Ahmed and K.V. Thomas and State ministers P.K. Kunhalikutty, K.C. Joseph, K. Babu and K.P. Mohanan and prominent Gulf-based businessman Yusuffali M.A. also attended the reception.

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