Cabinet approves move to set up telecom infrastructure panel

June 19, 2014 - 4:49:39 am

Doha: The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani yesterday chaired the weekly Cabinet session at Emiri Diwan. 

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud said the meeting approved a Cabinet draft decision to establish a joint committee for communications infrastructure work. It will be set up at Communications Regulatory Authority and comprise a representative of the authority and those from concerned parties.

It will address development and construction activities, measures to build tower service mobile phones, paths and channels terrestrial communications, fiber-optic network and other communication facilities.

The Cabinet then approved financial support for Centre for Behavioural Health. It was opened on May 6, 1984 to improve behavioural health and change unhealthy behaviours.

The meeting also approved a monthly bonus for the chairman and members of the committee on educational study missions. The panel is in charge of functions and tasks related to educational study missions.

The Cabinet then  reviewed a letter from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs on measures taken in relation to a Cabinet draft decision to classify government correspondences; a draft decision by the Minister of Municipalities and Urban Planning on technical specifications for buildings used by people with disabilities; and a letter by Qatar Financial Markets Authority’s appeals committee on its July-December 2013 report.

 The committee, chaired by the Court of Appeals president and comprises two Court of Appeals judges and two specialists in securities as members, rules on appeals against QFMA penal decisions.

The Cabinet also approved  a draft MoU on customs between the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. QNA