Posted on October 05, 2018

The Cabinet at its weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday approved a draft resolution of the Minister of Transport and Communications regarding the rules and regulations to protect the privacy of personal data of individuals.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has prepared the draft resolution within the framework of issuing the necessary decisions to implement the provisions of Law No (13) of 2016 on the protection of the privacy of personal data. Moreover, the Cabinet approved the accession to the multilateral agreement to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting. The Cabinet then approved the annual plan of the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) for participating in exhibitions held outside the State during 2019. It also took the necessary measures to ratify an agreement on the mutual recognition of driving licences and their replacement between the governments of Qatar and France.

The Cabinet then reviewed the following topics and took the appropriate decisions thereon:

  1. The letter of HE the Prime Minister's Office on the request of Msheireb Properties to allocate the city of Msheireb 'Heart of Doha' as a free zone, and the review of the Free Zones Authority in this regard.
  2. A draft resolution of the Cabinet on the career system for the transferees from Qatar Petroleum (QP) to the General Department of Industrial Security at the Ministry of Interior.
  3. A memorandum of HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment on the proposal to allow non-Qataris to own property in Lusail City.
  4. The letter of HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce on the second (semi-annual) report on the work of the technical committee to study the international reporting indicators regarding the business environment in Qatar during the period from 13/12/2017 to 30/6/2018.
  5. The letter of HE the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs on the legislative instruments proposed for 2018-2019.
  6. The letter of the Head of the Tax Appeal Committee at the Ministry of Finance on its report on the work of the Committee during the period from 1 to 30/6/2018.

This committee, established by the Ministry of Finance, headed by a judge of the Court of Appeal and composed of representatives of the concerned authorities, is competent to adjudicate on grievances submitted by the taxpayer and submit its periodic reports to the Cabinet on the number of grievances submitted to it and reasons and recommendations thereon. The Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs HE Dr Hassan bin Lahdan al Hassan al Mohannadi announced the topics on the Cabinet's agenda and its decisions.