Speaker Nabih Berri Tuesday called for a session of Parliament’s joint committees on Sept. 11, in order to study four laws, including two on the creation of special economic zones.
Joint committee sessions, which bring together most of Parliament’s main standing committees, are usually aimed at expediting the adoption of laws.
The joint committee session next week is set to study draft laws on the creation of special economic zones in both Zahle and Baalbeck-Hermel. In March, joint committees adopted laws to create SEZs in Batroun and Tyre, and one already exists in northern Tripoli.
Next week, the joint committees are also set to study the introduction of financial incentives for the youth and sports sectors, plus a law aimed at regulating the chiropractic profession.
If endorsed at the joint committee session, the laws still need to be ratified by Parliament at a general assembly.
The Daily Star