Draft law on expat affairs discussed by Shura Council

Draft law on expat affairs discussed by Shura Council

In its regular weekly meeting, the Shura Council discussed a draft law that amends a few of the provisions Law No 21 of 2015. This regulates entry, exit, and residence of expatriates. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud.

According to the discussions, the Council reviewed the Cabinet’s memo concerning the Council of Ministers’ measures used on the recommendations of the Shura Council regarding the traffic accidents in the country. Decisions have steadily been made in order to help reduce the number of traffic accidents in Qatar. The council also talked about the draft law in further detail, and then referred the draft law to the Internal and External Affairs Committee for further study.

One of the recommendations made by the Shura Council includes forming a committee which will be spearheaded by a representative from the Ministry of Interior. Members of this committee include representatives from the National Tourism Council, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Public Works Authority, and Qatar Petroleum.

Among the topics discussed is the development of the Sealine area. There will be an integrated plan put in place by the committee in order to boost the level of traffic safety in the area. With the goal of reducing further risks in it, the plan should also conduct further reports and studies on the requirements needed to achieve this goal.

Afterward, the committee must be able to submit a report and present the results to the Minister of Interior. The recommendations must also be reported to the Council of Ministers.

Currently, the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers issued a memo concerning the Council of Ministers’ recommendations from the Shura Council about a draft law on the concession granted to Qatar Fuel Company (Woqod). This concession includes marketing, selling, transporting, and distributing gas and petroleum products. This memo was also reviewed thoroughly, with a recommendation to unify standard specifications when it comes to acquiring a fuel station licence.

The Internal and External Affairs Committee of the Shura Council also held a meeting as chaired by HE Abdulla bin Fahad bin Ghorab al-Marri, where the committee talked about a draft law that amends a few provisions from Law No 21 of 2015.

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