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Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Affairs will continue paying utility bills of citizens’ first houses. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Dubai: Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Affairs (EWA) will continue to pay the utility bills of citizens’ first houses as announced earlier, said Minister Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak.

The ministers said the discussion for achieving financial balance was all about striking a balance between revenues and expenditures.

“It does not mean stopping government support,” he assured. The EWA had announced in July that it would pay the electricity and water bills of all Bahraini subscribers for their primary houses for three months from that month onwards. The decision is conditioned on the requirement that the electricity bills do not exceed that of the same period last year