The Cabinet has approved a draft Amiri decision establishing the Qatar Government Excellence Award.
The Cabinet, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs HE Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, took the decision on Wednesday.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Cabinet was briefed on the 32nd regular session of the Arab League Council at the summit level, which was held last Friday in Jeddah, the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the participation of His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The Cabinet expressed its hope that the outcome of the summit would contribute to strengthening joint Arab action, resolving the issues of the Arab nation, and meeting the aspirations of its people.
The Cabinet then approved a decision regarding the conditions and controls of granting the developer concessions to develop and manage an industrial zone.
The preparation of the draft decision is based on the provisions of Article 3 of Law No 8 of 2018 regarding industrial zones, which stipulates that - by a decision of the Cabinet based on a proposal by Minister of Commerce and Industry, the developer may be granted a concession to develop and manage an industrial zone under a concession contract, in accordance with the conditions and controls to be issued by a decision of the Cabinet based on the minister’s proposals.
The Cabinet also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Municipality regarding the planning and architectural conditions and controls for commercial stores located in residential areas (Amiri grant stores).
It also approved Draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry specifying the commercial activities that are permitted to be practiced in commercial stores located in residential areas (Amiri grant stores).
Then the Cabinet approved the amendment of some provisions of the financial services regulations of Qatar Financial Centre (QFC)’s regulatory authority.
The amendment aims to achieve flexibility in implementing the decisions issued by the regulatory authority’s board of directors.
A draft agreement between the government of Qatar and the government of Bangladesh on mutual administrative assistance in the customs field also got the Cabinet approval.
A draft agreement between the government of Qatar and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay on the elimination of double taxation with regard to taxes on income and the prevention of tax avoidance and evasion also got the nod.
The Cabinet aso approved adraft memorandum of understanding for joint cooperation in the fields of health between the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Qatar and the Ministry of Interior in the Republic of Hungary.
Sixth, the Cabinet reviewed the following topics and made the appropriate decisions in their regard: 1- The financial statements and audited accounts of Qatar International Court (civil and commercial court) and QFC Regulatory Tribunal.
2- The annual report of the Standing Committee for Rescue and Relief Operations and Humanitarian Aids for Areas Afflicted by Catastrophes in Brotherly and Friendly Countries.
3- The results of the Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety.