Cabinet nod for MoI draft on trailer parking spots
THE weekly Cabinet session on Wednesday approved a draft decision of the Ministry of Interior to determine designated parking places for trucks, trailers and other such vehicles.
The decision was made to pave the way for prohibiting the parking of big vehicles on non-designated road sides or empty areas as spelled out by Article 78 of the Law No 19 of 2007.
Chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani, the Cabinet also approved a draft law amending some provisions of Law No. 2 of 2011 on official statistics.
The draft law includes the amendment of some of the provisions of the referred law to comply with the provisions of the Amiri Decision No. 70 of 2018 on the establishment of the Planning and Statistics Authority and to provide the necessary requirements for the success of statistical operations.
Wednesday’s session also endorsed a draft decision by the Minister of Interior to amend some provisions of Decision No. 7 of 2012 on determining private security services and licensing controls for private security services companies and on regulating their work.
The amendment aims to codify the services provided by private security services companies in guarding and protection of ships, a statement from Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs HE Dr Issa bin Saad al Jafali al Nuaimi said.
A draft decision by the Minister of Commerce and Industry to amend some provisions of the decision of the Minister of Economy and Trade No 161 of 2017 on the general and special requirements to be met in commercial, industrial and similar public shops, was also approved by the Cabinet.
The draft decision includes the addition of some requirements that car wash shops in public and private parkings must follow.
The Cabinet also approved the entry into force of the provisions of Law No 24 of 2002 on Retirement and Pensions for Qatari Employees at Rheinmetall Barzan for Advanced Technologies.
The Cabinet also took the necessary measures for the ratification of the Arab Convention on Regulating the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissue and Preventing and Combating their Trafficking, the Arab Convention for the Prevention and Combating of Human Cloning, the Arab Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (supplementing the Arab Convention against Transnational Organized Crime), and the Arab Protocol for the Prevention and Control of Maritime Piracy and Armed Robbery (supplementing the Arab Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime).
The Cabinet also approved a Draft Agreement on Exemption of Visa Requirements for Diplomatic, Special and Official Passport Holders between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Dominican Republic, a draft Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the field of culture between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Republic of Mali, a draft Working Agreement between the General Authority for Civil Aviation of Qatar and the European Aviation Safety Agency on the collection and exchange of information on aircraft safety in accordance with the European Union Ramp Inspection Programme, and a draft Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the exchange of financial intelligence exchange concerning transactions suspected of being linked to money laundering, terrorist financing and related criminal activities between the Financial Information Unit of the State of Qatar and the Financial Monitoring Department of the National Bank of Tajikistan.
The Cabinet reviewed the results of the meetings of the Committee of Ministers of Labour of the Gulf Cooperation Council States, the Committee of Ministers of Social Affairs, and the joint meeting between the two Committees, held in Muscat in September 2019, and took the appropriate decision.