Qatar Chairs 43rd Meeting of Technical Committee on GCC Municipal Work

Doha, May 26 (QNA) – The State of Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Municipality, chaired the 43rd preparatory meeting for the 40th meeting of the committee of senior municipal officials in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which was held in Doha today.

The meeting was chaired by Director of Doha Municipality’s technical affairs department Ibrahim Abdullah Al Harami, the head of the current session. It was attended by members of the coordination and follow-up committee in the field of municipal work in the GCC countries and the municipalities and housing department in GCC General Secretariat.

During the meeting, many topics on the agenda were discussed including the implementation of the decisions issued by the Supreme Council in previous sessions on the municipal field, strategic urban planning and the urban environment, and regarding the decisions of the Ministerial Council related to the Gulf Building Code, the development of legislation and mechanisms for municipal monitoring, conditions and mechanism for classifying contractors, and joint GCC municipal action plan for 2024-2030.

It also followed up on the implementation of the previous decisions of the committee of ministers concerned with municipal affairs regarding ‘Gulf Municipal Week’, signing of agreements with specialized organizations that serve the municipal field, GCC municipal work conference, GCC Prize for Municipal Work, and promoting GCC municipal work in regional and international forums, and other topics.

The meeting concluded with a range of recommendations, which will be referred to the meeting of senior municipal officials in the GCC countries.