Posted on December 17, 2016

The State Cabinet yesterday approved a draft decision by the Minister of Economy and Commerce that amends some provisions of Decision No. 239 of 2011 on regulations for granting temporary licences to open commercial and public shops in residential areas.

Under the amendment, licences for commercial and public shops located in residential areas can be renewed provided that they are operational during implementation of the decision (No. 239 of 2011) and carry out any of the activities other than those mentioned in its Article 1. Extension of licences will be on a yearly basis with a maximum period that ends on December 31, 2019. Prime Minister and Interior Minister HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani chaired the cabinet's regular weekly session, held at its premises at the Emiri Diwan.

The Cabinet welcomed the results of the 37th GCC Supreme Council summit held in Bahrain on December 6 and 7 with participation of the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud said that the Sakhir Declaration issued at the summit and its closing statement that included decisions and recommendations towards the joint Gulf work and the ambitions of its peoples, and stresses the common diligence for maintaining security, stability and prosperity of the region.

source: The Peninsula

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