Cabinet move to boost private sector role
14 Apr 2016 - 1:56
DOHA: The State Cabinet yesterday approved a draft decision on formation of a ministerial group to promote participation of private sector in economic development projects.
The cabinet, in its weekly meeting at Emiri Diwan chaired by Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani also approved a draft decision to set up a technical committee with the same objective.
The ministerial committee will be chaired by the Minister of Economy and Commerce and will have the ministers of Finance, Transport and Communications, and Municipality and Environment as members.
The panel will be responsible for identifying areas for participation of government and private sectors in economic development projects, development of policies, standards, controls and programs to encourage private sector participation in such projects. The committee will also follow up on implementation of the projects and develop necessary solutions to overcome the difficulties and obstacles hindering the process.
The Technical Committee to Stimulate Private Sector Participation in Economic Development Projects will be set up at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.
The committee will be headed by a representative of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce and will have representatives from other authorities concerned as members. It will support the functions of the ministerial group.
The panel will submit proposals on fields and projects for participation of government and private sectors in economic development projects, and suggest ways to support and encourage the private sector in this regard. The Cabinet also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Education and Higher Education on implementation of some provisions of Law No. (18) of 2015 regulating the practice of educational services.
The draft decision specifies areas of educational services in addition to the areas provided in Article (1) of the Law as follows:
The areas of educational services in addition to the areas provided in Article (1) of the law include, tutoring for government and private curricula, educational training for development of individual and society, mind sport, and practical training on mathematical calculations, visual arts for training in painting, sculpture, photography and decoration works etc, education and training for people with learning difficulties on school curricula and the required skills.
The Cabinet took the necessary measures to issue a draft law on marine vessels after it was briefed on the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the law. The draft law defines marine vessels as all floating vessels working in maritime navigation or sports, or be prepared for that, and of less than two hundred tons of cargo. Under the terms of the draft law, the marine vessel are not allowed to sail unless it is registered.
The Cabinet also approved a draft law on the Official Gazette that will be referred to the Advisory Council for its recommendations. The draft law is to replace Law No. (1) for 1961 to establish an Official Gazette for the government of Qatar, in the framework of updating legislation.
Under the provisions of the draft law, the Ministry of Justice will establish the Official Gazette and publish it. Laws, decrees, other legislative instruments, and any articles will be published in the gazette for information of the general public.
An official online site will be established for the gazette and an electronic copy of it will be published on the same date of its issuance, in accordance with rules to be issued by a decision of the Minister.