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Shura Council Holds Regular Weekly Meeting

13 January 2020

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The Shura Council held its regular weekly meeting on Monday under the chairmanship of HE Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.

At the outset of the meeting, the Shura Council discussed a draft law amending some provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residence of expatriates. After discussion, the council decided to refer the said draft law to the Internal and External Affairs Committee for study and to report on it to the Council.

During its session, the Council reviewed the memo of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers (cabinet) regarding the measures taken by the Council of Ministers on the Shura Council's recommendations related to traffic accidents in the State of Qatar, as the cabinet had taken a number of decisions to reduce traffic accidents in the country.

Upon the recommendations of the Shura Council, the cabinet decided to form a committee headed by a representative from the Ministry of Interior and with membership of representatives from the National Tourism Council, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Public Works Authority and Qatar Petroleum. The committee will put in place an integrated plan to develop the Sealine area, improve the level of traffic safety in it and reduce risks there, while studying the requirements and the means necessary to achieve this. The committee shall submit a report on the results of its work and recommendations to HE the Minister of Interior to present the report before the Council of Ministers.

The Council also reviewed the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers' memo regarding the measures taken by the Council of Ministers on the recommendation of the Shura Council related to a draft law on the concession granted to Qatar Fuel Company (WOQOD) for marketing, selling, transporting, and distributing gas and petroleum products. The recommendation included the necessity of unifying standard specifications to obtain a fuel station license at the end of the concession period.

The Shura Council thanked and appreciated the esteemed government for interest and response to its recommendations and appreciated the measures taken in this regard.