State Council bureau discusses vital issues

February 27, 2019

The State Council held its fourth meeting, headed by Hon Sheikh al Khattab bin Ghalib al Hinai, deputy chairman of the State Council, in the presence of bureau members on Tuesday. It discussed the report of the Economic Committee on the ‘Draft Law on Statistics and Information’ forwarded by the Council of Ministers and decided to present it at the next regular session.

The bureau also discussed the proposal of the Special Committee formed to study the ‘Promotion of mineral wealth’. In this regard, it hosted Hon Sayyid Dr Said Sultan Hamood al Busaidi, committee head, and Hon Dr Ahmed Sulaiman al Maimani, rapporteur of the committee, for discussion of the proposal. It aims to monitor the mining sector in the sultanate, identify the challenges facing it and to find mining-based industries.

The proposal the Education and Research Committee wished to study ‘How to benefit from the expertise of employees nearing retirement age’, was reviewed. The bureau hosted Hon Abdullah bin Mubarak al Shanfari, head of the Education and Research Committee, for discussing the proposal.

It aims at reviewing the extension of the retirement age of employees, to gain advantage of their vast experiences in science and training in serving the nation in various vital areas that contribute to the progress and urbanisation of society.

The committee has mentioned several dimensions relating to the review of the retirement age for these groups, including the economic, intellectual security, legislative, procedural dimensions.

Additionally, the bureau hosted Hon Mohamed Ahmed Ali al Rawas, council member, to discuss his proposal on ‘Electronic media’ and decided to refer the proposal to the Culture, Information and Tourism Committee.

The sixth and seventh ordinary sessions of the fourth annual session of the sixth period of the council are scheduled to be held on March 5 and 6.