Emir endorses Cabinet decision

July 09, 2014 - 12:51:32 am

Doha: The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani ratified Cabinet Decision No. 32 of 2014, exempting Mesaieed Power Company Ltd from income tax. 

It stipulates that the company is exempted from income tax for another year starting January 1, 2013.

Instruments of ratification issued

Doha: The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued an instrument of ratification for a memorandum of understanding signed with Cyprus on cooperation in sea water desalination and treatment of wastewater for re-use.

The Emir also issued instruments of ratification for a draft MoU on health cooperation with Albania; and a draft agreement on regulations for employing Albanian workers in Qatar. 

The Emir issued an instrument of ratification for an agreement on cultural cooperation with Peru. 

Interior Ministry reorganised

Doha: The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani issued decisions, upgrading the Ministry of Interior.

Many departments were merged to create nine general directorates — Public Security; Legal Affairs; Nationality, Ports and Expatriate Affairs; Coasts and Border Security; Civil Defence; Criminal Investigation; Traffic; Information Systems; and Supply and Equipment.

The Directorate of Community Police and the Directorate of Inspection and Oversight were introduced, along with previously existing central directorates.

The decisions were in line with the development of the ministry and modernisation of its services.