Posted on December 02, 2017

The Cabinet approved the draft General State Budget for the fiscal year 2018, and a draft law to adopt the budget and to transfer the total main sections and sectors of the draft budget and draft law to the Advisory Council.

Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani chaired the meeting. The draft general budget has been prepared, based on the focus on completing major projects in key sectors and projects related to the 2022 World Cup, continuing work on increasing non-oil revenues, continuing the focus on increasing the efficiency of public spending, allocating financial resources for the development of housing plots for citizens and on supporting projects related to food security, small and medium industries, tourism sector, infrastructure development in the economic and free zones.

The Cabinet also approved a draft decision on amending the organization of some administrative units comprising the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs and the appointment of its competencies. It also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs to establish sections in the administrative units comprising the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs and the appointment of its competences. The Cabinet approved a draft agreement between Qatar and f El Salvador on the formation of a Joint Ministerial Committee on Trade and Investment and another draft agreement on cooperation in the field of education, higher education and scientific research between Qatar and  Georgia.

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