Shura Council discusses draft law on expat affairs
January 13 2020 09:36 PM
HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud chairing Monday's meeting of the Shura Council
HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud chairing Monday's meeting of the Shura Council.

QNA/Doha

The Shura Council held its regular weekly meeting Monday under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker 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 draft law to the Internal and External Affairs Committee for further study and a report.
During its session, the Council reviewed the memo of the Cabinet regarding the measures taken by the Council of Ministers on the Shura Council's recommendations related to traffic accidents in 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 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 licence 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.
Meanwhile, the Internal and External Affairs Committee of the Shura Council held a meeting Monday, chaired by its Rapporteur HE Abdulla bin Fahad bin Ghorab al-Marri.
During the meeting, the committee discussed a draft law amending some provisions of Law No 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residence of expatriates, and decided to complete its study at its next meeting.
Meanwhile, the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee of the Shura Council also held a meeting Monday, chaired by its Rapporteur HE Ali bin Abdullatif al-Misnad al-Mohannadi.
During the meeting, the committee discussed a draft law on the protection of drawings and industrial designs and decided to complete its study at its next meeting.



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