HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, chaired the Cabinet’s regular meeting held yesterday via videoconferencing.
The Cabinet also praised the achievement made by the State of Qatar, as it continues to lead the list of the safest and most crime-free countries worldwide, during the first half of this year 2020, according to global database Numbeo which included 133 countries in the assessment.
The Cabinet stressed that this important global achievement, which builds on the high rankings made by the State of Qatar from 2015 to 2019, constitutes a praised addition to the credit of its achievements in this regard achieved thanks to God, the Almighty and the directives of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and his wise policy. In addition, this is based on the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV2030), and the comprehensive security strategy of the Ministry of Interior.
Within the framework of the Cabinet's following-up on issues related to the development plans and implementation of the goals of QNV2030, improving performance, improving services provided to citizens and investors, and facilitating procedures for obtaining them, the Cabinet reviewed the report of HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment. This report is related to building permits and the mechanism for its issuance, and potential challenges and how to address, whether these challenges are related to engineering consulting offices, to owners, or to the requirements of government service agencies.
The Cabinet approved the solutions proposed in the report to address these difficulties. The Cabinet also mandated the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) to take the necessary measures and coordinate with all the relevant authorities to put these solutions into practice within a period not exceeding six months, and in a manner that will ensure the speedy issuance of building permits and the facilitation of their issuing procedures.
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