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Parliament approves Transport & Communications Committee report & directs government with number of recommendations

In its session today, the parliament, headed by the parliament Speaker, Yahya Ali Al-Ra’i, approved the report of the Transport and Communications Committee regarding the level of performance and achievement of the General Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology for the years (2021 AD – 2022 AD
That came in the session attended by the Minister of State for the Affairs of the parliament , the Shura Council in the caretaker government, Dr. Ali Abu Haliqa, the Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Dr. Muhammad Abdel Qader, and a number of specialists in the relevant authorities, after the commitment of the government side, represented by the Minister of Transport in the caretaker government, Abdul Wahab Al-Durra by implementing the following recommendations:

1- Giving the General Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology the necessary attention and support to enable it to fully carry out its duties.
2- Releasing allocations for the General Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology so that it can implement its projects.

3- The Tax Authority must take into account the imposition of the current activity surplus tax calculated on the Authority based on the actual revenues collected, and take into account the price of the foreign currency (the dollar) when determining the tax due on the Authority.

4- The government must carry out its duties and implement all strategic projects required by the civil aviation , meteorology sector and not assign the task of implementing these projects to the Authority so as not to stumble in their implementation.
Council members stressed the importance of following up on the government’s implementation of the recommendations approved by the Council.

The Council heard from the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance for the Revenue Sector, Ali Al-Shamahi, the Ministry of Finance’s clarifications regarding the disbursement of a salary to state employees as the holy month of Ramadan approaches, and he in turn clarified that within the next ten days, half a salary will be disbursed according to what is available.

In their discussions, Council members emphasized the importance of paying full salaries to employees.

In the session, the Council discussed the lack of response by the Minister of Industry and Trade in the caretaker government, Muhammad Al-Mutahhar, to the Council’s repeated invitations for him to attend to discuss issues related to the Ministry, and approved the process of taking measures to withdraw confidence from the Minister of Industry for the reasons referred to.
The Council had begun the session by reviewing and approving the minutes of its previous session, and it will continue to hold its business sessions tomorrow, Monday, God Almighty willing.

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