HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani has set up three ministerial groups tasked with the speedy completion of major development projects in the country and enhancing private sector participation in them.
The decision follows the directives issued by HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
The ministerial groups will also tackle issues related to inflation and rising prices.
The first ministerial group will co-ordinate and follow-up major projects of strategic importance.
Its tasks are:
1) Develop plans and programs for the implementation of major projects, suggest priorities in light of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and follow up their progress.
2) Review the costs of major projects and propose financing methods and tools.
3) Identify ways and mechanisms to issue contracts for the implementation and management of major projects and put models of contracts and agreements necessary in this regard, taking into account the established legal provisions.
4) Set up a detailed plan to run the projects after their completion, including the annual financial budget, a plan to absorb human resources and to identify the owner and operator of these projects.
5) Any other tasks assigned by the Prime Minister in the sphere of competence.
The second ministerial group will enhance the participation of the private sector in economic development projects.
Its tasks are:
1) Identify the areas and projects for the participation of the government and private sectors.
2) Put the policies, standards, controls and programs necessary to stimulate the private sector and its participation in the economic development projects and follow up their implementation after adoption, and propose the necessary solutions to overcome the difficulties and obstacles in their implementation.
3) Propose means to support, enhance and involve the private sector participation in economic development projects.
4) Develop models for contracts and agreements related to the participation of the government and private sectors, taking into account the established legal provisions.
5) Develop a specific timeframe for the operation of the projects put forward for the private sector, so as to achieve the target to attract investments.
6) Any other tasks assigned by the Prime Minister in the sphere of competence.
The third ministerial group will deal with the allocation and reclamation of land for new projects. One of the major tasks of this panel will be to evolve a five-year plan and propose budget that is required to acquire and reclaim land.
The group will also:
1) Prepare the final estimate of the actual needs of the territory for the various sectors in the country after the inventory of the various requirements of those authorities.
2) Review the public facilities and services projects proposed by the government authorities and suggest priorities of implementation in the light of the actual needs and available resources.
3) Propose terms, ways and mechanisms for the allocation of lands in co-ordination with the authorities concerned.
4) Any other tasks assigned by the Prime Minister in the sphere of competence.