The Cabinet's regular meeting, chaired by HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, on Wednesday approved a draft law on the concession granted to Qatar Fuel Company (Woqod) for selling, marketing, transporting and distributing gas and petroleum products.
It decided to refer the draft law to the Advisory Council.
Following the meeting, which was held at the Amiri Diwan, HE the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi stated that the under the provisions of the draft law, the company's concession will be extended for a period of five years starting from 18/6/2018.
The Cabinet also approved the following:
1- A draft Amiri decision amending some provisions of Amiri decision No 16 of 2014 designating the functions of ministries.
2- A draft Amiri decision on the organisational structure of the Ministry of Finance.
3- A draft Amiri decision on the organisational structure of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment
4- A draft Amiri decision on the organisational structure of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
5- A draft Amiri decision on the organisational structure of the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs.
The Cabinet also approved a draft decision amending the organisation of some administrative units that comprise the General Secretariat of the Cabinet and defining their competencies, and a draft decision of the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs amending some provisions of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs' decision No 11 of 2015 to establish units at the administrative departments comprising the General Secretariat of the Cabinet and defining their competencies.
The Cabinet also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Municipality and Environment on the establishment, organisation and leasing of lands in the Al-Afja area for recycling industries.
The draft decision aims to encourage the private sector to invest in the recycling industry and speed up granting lands to investors.
It also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Municipality and Environment on the conditions and regulations for the allocation of manors' complexes.
The draft decision includes general and technical conditions, biosecurity requirements, obligations of the licence holder and the prohibited acts as well as revocation of the licence.
The Cabinet meanwhile took the necessary measures to ratify the following:
1. An agreement on the cancellation of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic and private passports between the governments of Qatar and Ghana.
2.An agreement between the governments of Qatar and Ghana on the regulation of the employment of labour from Ghana in Qatar.
3.An agreement between the governments of Qatar and Ghana on the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
The Cabinet then reviewed the memorandum of HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs on Qatar's third periodic report on the mechanism for the universal periodic review and took the appropriate decision thereon.
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