Posted on December 21, 2018

The Cabinet which met with Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani in the chair approved a draft law amending some provisions of Law No. 15  of 2010 on the prohibition of housing workers within family residential areas and referred it to the Shura Council.

Following the meeting, Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi stated that the Cabinet also approved a draft decree on setting a date for the election of Central Municipal Council’s members. It also approved a draft memorandum of understanding on the conduct of political consultations on issues of common interest between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Nicaragua, and a draft memorandum of cooperation on ICT between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

The Cabinet also reviewed the letter of the Permanent Water Resources Committee (PWRC) on the Committee’s recommendation on water resources policy and the updating and development of the State of Qatar’s National Water Resources Strategy. The policy and strategy, referred to, have been developed on the basis of the pillars and goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Development Strategy. The water security policy is based on a number of goals, including protecting, diversifying and improving water resources and establishing new sources in order to activate the sustainable management of high quality water resources and which are suitable for the desired purposes in all sectors of the country for present and future generations.

Qatar’s water strategy aims to enhance integrated water resources management in Qatar to ensure the achievement of its vision for a safe water future that supports Qatar’s economic and social development plans in line with Qatar’s water security policy. Moreover, the Cabinet reviewed the following topics and took the appropriate decision: The recommendations of the Shura Council in the framework of discussing a draft law on supporting the competitiveness of national products and combating harmful practices in international trade, and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s points of view in this regard. 

The memorandum of H E the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs on the results of the fourth meeting of the GCC Labour Ministers Committee (Kuwait in November 2018). 

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