Prime Minister HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani chaired the Cabinet regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan yesterday.
Following the meeting, Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi stated that the Cabinet reviewed topics on its meeting’s agenda.
The Cabinet approved the State’s draft budget for the fiscal year 2020 and a draft law approving the budget and referring the main sections of the draft budget and the draft law to the Shura Council.
The draft budget was prepared on the basis of providing the necessary allocations for the plans and projects of Qatar National Vision 2030 and the requirements of the Second National Development Strategy 2018- 2022 with its various economic, social, human and environmental pillars; providing funds for the completion of major projects and projects associated with the 2022 World Cup; allocating funds for the development of infrastructure in free, economic, industrial and logistic zones and for the development of lands for citizens; supporting business development initiatives to enhance the role of the private sector and its participation in various economic activities; supporting food security and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The Cabinet also approved a draft law on the unified economic register and to referred it to the Shura Council.
The preparation of the draft law came to replace Law No. 14 of 2018 on the unified economic register, within the framework of updating legislation and keep abreast of developments.