H.E. the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting held Wednesday morning at its seat at the Amiri Diwan.
Following the meeting, H.E. Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi stated that the Cabinet reviewed topics on its meeting's agenda as following: It took the necessary measures to issue the following draft laws after it has reviewed the recommendations of the Shura Council thereon:
1- A draft law on the extension of the concession granted to Qatar Fuel Company (Woqod) for marketing, selling, transporting and distributing gas and petroleum products
2- A draft law on regulating the partnership between the public and private sectors
3- A draft law on regulating the auditing profession
4- A draft law on regulating the receipt and disbursement of Zakat funds
5- A draft law on amending some provisions of Decree Law No. 14 of 1993 concerning passports.
The Cabinet also approved a draft law on the diplomatic and consular corps, and a draft law on railways. It also approved to refer them to the Shura Council. The Cabinet moreover approved a draft law on regulating and managing the strategic inventory of food and consumer goods, and a draft law amending some provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residence of expatriates. It also approved the following:
1- A draft decision determining the areas in which non-Qataris can own and use real estate, as well as the conditions, regulations and procedures of their ownership and use
2- A draft decision on establishing the Medical Committee of the Ministry of Interior, regulating its competencies and determining its rewards
3 - A draft decision amending some provisions of Decision No. 10 of 2018 to form the Lawyers Admission Committee.
4 - A draft decision of the Minister of Justice to extend the period of reconciliation of the conditions in applying the provisions of Law No. 22 of 2017 on the organization of the work of real estate brokerage
5- A draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry to determine the percentage of participation of non-Qataris in investment funds dealing in real estate
6- A draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry to amend some provisions of the executive bylaws of Law No. 25 of 2002 regarding investment funds issued by Ministerial Decision No. 69 of 2004
7 - A draft decision of the Minister of Municipality and Environment on the classification of real estate units
8 - A draft resolution of the Minister of Public Health to establish the addiction treatment committee and determine its specialties
9 - A draft resolution of the Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs to establish departments in the administrative units comprising the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs and determine its specialties.
The Cabinet approved the draft executive decisions of law No. 4 of 2018 regulating electricity and water supply. It also approved to apply provisions of Law No. 24 of 2002 regarding retirement and pensions to Qatari employees in a number of companies. The Cabinet then took the necessary measures to ratify a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of vocational retraining and professional skills development between the General Authority of Customs of the State of Qatar and the Customs Border Control Training Institute of the Republic of Korea, MoU on bilateral cooperation in the field of land transport between the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea, MoU on the cooperation in the field of smart agriculture between the Ministry of Municipality and Environment of the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the Republic of Korea and MoU on the cooperation in the field of fisheries and aquaculture between the Ministry of Municipalities and Environment of the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea.
The Cabinet approved a draft agreement on air services between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Finally, it approved the State's legislative plan for the year 2019-2020.
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