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Cabinet Approves Workers’ Support And Insurance Fund Bill

The cabinet approved a bill for the establishment of much wanted workers’ support and insurance fund. The decision was taken at a regular meeting headed by Prime Minister and Interior Minsiter HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

The provisions of the draft law stipulated that a fund called “the workers’ support and insurance fund” is to be created and will be a legal entity with independent mandate, and shall be under the jurisdiction of the Cabinet.

The aim of the fund is to provide financial assistance to the workers and pay the workers’ dues ordered by dispute resolution committees before collecting the expenses from the employer.

The amendment was reviewed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Cabinet Affairs HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.

The cabinet also approved the accession to the agreement on road transport of goods in order to standardize and facilitate procedures for the transport of goods from the exporting country shortening the duration and reduce the cost of the transport of goods.

The agreement will help Qatari road transport vehicles to move freely within the member states of the agreement to ensure easy transport of goods to and from Qatar.

Additionally, the cabinet reviewed and took the appropriate decision regarding the tenth periodic report of the e-government steering committee on its work during the period of January to June 2017.

The committee was established at the Ministry of Transport and Communications, headed by HE the Minister of Transport and Communications and with members from concerned authorities to make follow up on the implementation of the e-government strategy and establish coordination and communication rules between the Ministry and other government agencies.

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