Qatar's Cabinet on Wednesday issued a draft law establishing a Media City. The decision was taken at a regular cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani at the Amiri Diwan.
Following the meeting, HE the 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.
The Media City aims at managing and developing media activity and attracting international media, technology companies, research and training institutions in the fields of print, electronics and digital media. It also envisages economic and professional integration with the State's various projects and an interactive environment for licensed companies working in the Media City.
Microsoft to set up global data centre
The cabinet has approved the establishment of a global
data centre in Qatar for Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Computing.
It will have an independent budget and its authority will be determined by the cabinet.
The cabinet also approved three draft resolutions by the Minister of Interior on elections of the Central Municipal Council (CMC). They are to set up committees for voters’ registration, appeals and grievances examination committees, and the election committees.
Adraft resolution was passed to establish the Standing Committee for Transport and Communication.
The cabinet took the necessary measures for the ratification of three agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Qatar and Cote d'Ivoire.
The agreements are on the promotion and protection of mutual investments, regulation of the employment of Ivorian workers, and on co-operation in higher education and scientific research.
The MoU is for co-operation in the fields of tourism and tourism activities between Qatar and Cote d'Ivoire.
The cabinet then reviewed the following topics and took appropriate decisions:
1- The letter of HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment on the outcomes of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 24) held in Poland last month.
2- The letter of HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry on the outcomes of the first session of the Qatari-Ukrainian Joint Committee for Economic and Commercial Co-operation held in Doha in November 2018.