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Posted On: 30 April 2015 07:02 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:15 pm

Ban on keeping carnivorous animals soon

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A law is in the pipeline that would ban importing, keeping as pet, raising and breeding of carnivorous animals.

A draft law was approved by the Cabinet yesterday which seeks to ban the above as also taking such animals out in the public.

A license would be required from the authorities concerned to raise carnivorous animals once the law is put into effect, QNA reported.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud chaired the Cabinet’s regular meeting.

The Cabinet also approved a draft law on the establishment and use of industrial zones. The bill includes provisions related to the establishment and division of industrial zones, granting the privilege of establishing an industrial zone, the use of industrial zone lands, the state’s ownership of whatever resources that emerge or lie beneath the land of industrial zones, the use of industrial zones in manufacturing activities and the management and investment of these zones, licensing the establishment of industrial complexes in these areas and encouraging industrial activities, prohibiting the establishment of an industrial entity without a license, creating a committee on industrial zones to study requests of acquiring industrial zone vouchers and propose terms and conditions of allocating lands.

The bill also regulates commitments of industrial project owners, obligations of industrial land lessees and the liquidation of the project.

The Cabinet ratified a draft law regulating connecting power supply and water, featuring provisions on Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation during this process for buildings and installations.

According to the bill, these works are prohibited without a license from the corporation.

The draft law stipulates that types, terms and rates of such works are set by a decision from the minister of energy and industry. It also details prohibited works and procedures taken by the concerned department in case of violation by a subscriber.

In addition, the cabinet ratified a draft agreement on waiving visa for holders of diplomatic and special passports between the governments of Qatar and Romania. It also endorsed a draft agreement on air transport between the governments of Qatar and Belgium.

The meeting ratified a memorandum of understanding in the field of communications and information technology between Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of India.

In the same context, the meeting endorsed a memorandum of understanding in the field of sport between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation of the Dominican Republic.

The cabinet agreed to hosting the meeting of GCC officials of family guidance and reconciliation in Doha on May 5 and 6.

Finally, the meeting reviewed a letter by minister of economy and commerce on the outcome of the 95th regular ministerial session of the Arab League’s Economic and Social Council, which was held in Cairo in February, and took the necessary decision.