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22
Apr 2019
Minister of Transport and Communications Launches Qatar Open Data Portal

Minister of Transport and Communications Launches Qatar Open Data Portal

HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti yesterday launched the Qatar Open Data Portal at an MOTC event attended by the Planning and Statistics Authority Chairman HE Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al Nabet and the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority Chairman HE Mr. Hamad bin Nasser bin Rashid Al Misned Al Mohannadi.

22
Apr 2019
CRA Launches Public Consultation for WHANs

CRA Launches Public Consultation for WHANs

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) launched a public consultation for the proposed Class License for Wireless Home Area Networks (WHANs). The aim of the consultation is to receive views and comments on the content of the Class License from multi-stakeholders including consumers, telecom service providers, or suppliers and manufacturer of Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE) no later than May 21, 2019.

22
Apr 2019
GDT Launches a New Service for the Public

GDT Launches a New Service for the Public

The General Directorate of Traffic (GDT) at the Ministry of Interior (MOI) announced the launch of a new service for traffic accident reports. The Directorate pointed out through its official account on Twitter, that it is possible to extract and print traffic accident reports and repair the vehicle through the official page on the website of the Ministry.

22
Apr 2019
QGATE System to be Implemetned Early 2022

QGATE System to be Implemetned Early 2022

HE Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications, confirmed that the QGATE e-gate is currently under consideration. He pointed out that it needs legislation to implement it, added that the disclosure of details of fees and streets covered by a full year before the launch date, especially as some major road projects are not yet completed, expected to start by the end of the year 2021, and the beginning of 2022.

21
Apr 2019
MOTC Launches Government Cloud, Media Analytics Services

MOTC Launches Government Cloud, Media Analytics Services

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has launched the Government Cloud Service in association with MEEZA Company, and the Media Analytics Service, adding both of them to a list of shared services MOTC provides to government entities within the framework of Qatar Digital Government 2020.

21
Apr 2019
Qatar Ranked 6th in Global Muslim Travel Index

Qatar Ranked 6th in Global Muslim Travel Index

Qatar has been ranked sixth in the list of the most important “Halal” Islamic destinations for 2019, which is the list issued by Mastercard-Crescent Rating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI). Qatar also ranked first among the OIC countries on the Halal Tourism Technology Sub-Index, which measures technology available to Islamic travel market customers.

21
Apr 2019
Registration of Qatari Students and Children of Qatari Mothers Starts Today

Registration of Qatari Students and Children of Qatari Mothers Starts Today

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) announced the start of a new phase of registration of students in government schools. The registration of new Qatari students, citizens of the GCC countries and children of Qatari mothers will start on the website from April 21-25. Registration of Qatari students, citizens of the GCC countries and children of Qatari mothers, for grades kindergarten to 12th grade, will be done through schools and according to the geographical scope from April 28 to May 2.

18
Apr 2019
Cabinet Nod Draft Law on Regulations for Permanent Residents to Receive Treatment and Education

Cabinet Nod Draft Law on Regulations for Permanent Residents to Receive Treatment and Education

The Cabinet at its weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani at Amiri Diwan, yesterday morning approved a draft decision of the council of ministers on the conditions and restrictions of the holders of the permanent residency card on treatment and education in government institutions within the country.

18
Apr 2019
Qatar is the Seventh Best Investment Destination Globally

Qatar is the Seventh Best Investment Destination Globally

Qatar has ranked seventh on the US News list of the world's top 2019 investment destinations based on a survey of more than 7,000 global economic experts according to a set of criteria - economic flexibility, stability, tax rates, innovation and the availability of forces skilled workforce, level of reliance on technology, entrepreneurial progress and transparency.

18
Apr 2019
Compliance Certificates Enhance the Quality of e-Services

Compliance Certificates Enhance the Quality of e-Services

The Compliance and Data Protection Department (CDP) of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) organized a workshop on the certificate of compliance program for the e-government services standard, noting that these standards enhance the quality of e-services.

18
Apr 2019
The Behavioral Health Support Center Launches its Website

The Behavioral Health Support Center Launches its Website

The Behavioral Health Support Center announced the launch of its official website, in the presence of the members of the committee supervising the work of the center, during which the presentation of the main contents of the site was presented.

18
Apr 2019
Ashghal Begins Construction of Qatar’s First Cable-Stayed Bridge

Ashghal Begins Construction of Qatar’s First Cable-Stayed Bridge

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has started the construction of Qatar’s first Cable-Stayed Bridge and the conversion of Haloul Roundabout into a two-level interchange as part of Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor project.

17
Apr 2019
The Fastest Sale Transaction in Two Minutes and 47 Seconds

The Fastest Sale Transaction in Two Minutes and 47 Seconds

The new techniques for providing real estate registration and documentation services at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) shortened the time of implementation of sale transactions to less than one hour, upon the complete application of the transaction. This is done in the framework of the efforts of MOJ to facilitate access to its services and bring them closer to citizens, either through various service outlets, or through the electronic portal of the project «Sakk» on the Ministry’s website.

17
Apr 2019
CRA Confirms Implementation of the 4th Phase of Reduced GCC Price Caps for Roaming Charges

CRA Confirms Implementation of the 4th Phase of Reduced GCC Price Caps for Roaming Charges

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) announced that as of first of April this month telecom service providers in Qatar have implemented the fourth phase of the regulation on reducing retail price caps for roaming charges within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

16
Apr 2019
State Ministries, Government Entities Participate in Family Day

State Ministries, Government Entities Participate in Family Day

A number of ministries, including the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, and other government entities participated yesterday in the celebration of Family Day in Qatar 2019, which falls on April 15 of each year. Ministries to illuminate their premises in green to highlight the importance of the family and its role in building society and to promote equality and shared responsibilities among all members of the family.

16
Apr 2019
Qatar Ranks 3rd in Region on Global Cybersecurity Index 2018

Qatar Ranks 3rd in Region on Global Cybersecurity Index 2018

Qatar has achieved high rankings in terms of cybersecurity and ranked third in the Arab world and 17th globally on the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2018 released recently by the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU). This year, Qatar advanced eight positions on the global landscape and occupied the 17th position, from the 25th in 2017. GCI 2018, which covered 175 countries around the world, placed Qatar with the top three countries in the Arab States region.

16
Apr 2019
MOEHE Announces Headquarters of Secondary Certificate Test Committees

MOEHE Announces Headquarters of Secondary Certificate Test Committees

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) issued a circular to the directors of public and private secondary schools on the formation of the headquarters of the committees of the general secondary certificate examinations, the end of the second semester of the academic year 2018/2019.

16
Apr 2019
QDG: Training of 1231 employees

QDG: Training of 1231 employees

Qatar Digital Government (QDG) training program has seen a growth in the number of beneficiaries of its training courses throughout the year, the program has trained 1231 employees in 2018. The program aims to build government competencies in the IT sector to improve the efficiency of government technology services.

16
Apr 2019
QA Becomes the First Airline to Use VR Technology for Training Purposes

QA Becomes the First Airline to Use VR Technology for Training Purposes

Qatar Airways )QA) has announced that it is the global launch partner of Rolls-Royce’s new Virtual Reality (VR) training tool. Recognized for its ongoing commitment to innovation, Qatar Airways is the first airline to trial the new technology as part of its engineering training plan.

15
Apr 2019
Qatar’s Presence Felt at Seatrade Cruise Global Expo

Qatar’s Presence Felt at Seatrade Cruise Global Expo

The State of Qatar participated in the Seatrade Cruise Global Expo and conference with a delegation of five government and private sectors parties led by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), and Qatar Ports (Mwani Qatar).

14
Apr 2019
Qatar Makes Region’s First-Ever G5 Phone Call

Qatar Makes Region’s First-Ever G5 Phone Call

Vodafone launched its first call on the fifth generation network yesterday, at the regional level, in a new precedent that confirms Qatar's leadership as one of the most advanced countries in the field of digital communications.

14
Apr 2019
MADLSA Announces a New Procedure to Change Workplaces

MADLSA Announces a New Procedure to Change Workplaces

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) announced a new procedure for expatriates wishing to change their employers in the private sector. The Ministry explained, in a tweet on its official account on Twitter, that the expatriate worker may change his employer by providing a notice to the employer, in a specific time-frame.

14
Apr 2019
MOEHE: Launching of the comprehensive educational e-survey

MOEHE: Launching of the comprehensive educational e-survey

This morning, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) will hold a press conference on the comprehensive educational survey on schools and kindergartens for public and private schools.

14
Apr 2019
MOTC Conducts a Survey on the Use of Current and Future Transportation

MOTC Conducts a Survey on the Use of Current and Future Transportation

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) announced that the Field Survey Team conducted a survey to find out the public preferences for using current and future transportation, such as buses, metro and private cars. The Ministry encouraged the public to participate and work with the Team, based on the belief of the Ministry of the active role of community members to keep pace with their aspirations to develop road transport plans in the State of Qatar.

11
Apr 2019
Handling 321 Thousand Containers During the First Quarter

Handling 321 Thousand Containers During the First Quarter

Mwani Qatar received 321,000 containers during the first quarter of 2019 with a growth rate of 3% over the same period of 2018, a growth of 37% in construction materials. The company handled 110.938 thousand tons in 3 months, an increase of 29.734 thousand tons compared to the handled in the first quarter of last year, which confirms the growth of urban development and the continuation of construction work in various regions.

11
Apr 2019
Implementation of the Minimum Wage System Soon

Implementation of the Minimum Wage System Soon

The Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Affairs at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA), Mohamed Hassan Al Obaidli, revealed the implementation of the minimum wage system later this year and the activation of the Labor Law on the establishment of joint labor committees to enable workers, within the establishment, to choose their representatives.

11
Apr 2019
Vodafone Launches Cloud Services for Businesses

Vodafone Launches Cloud Services for Businesses

Vodafone announced the launch of Vodafone Cloud, offering enterprises computing resources to host their business applications and data in a secure and redundant environment. The portfolio encompasses Cloud server, Enterprise storage, Data Protection and Security services, as part of Vodafone commitment to help Qatar’s businesses succeed in the digital world and keep pace with the latest digital technologies.

11
Apr 2019
MOPH to Promote Mental Health and Well-Being

MOPH to Promote Mental Health and Well-Being

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has announced the start of the implementation of a plan to promote mental health and well-being and improve access to mental health services as part of the National Health Strategy 2018-2022, with a national target that ensures that 40% of services are offered in the primary and community settings by 2022.

10
Apr 2019
MOI: Start receiving applications for permanent residence

MOI: Start receiving applications for permanent residence

Lt. Col. Mohammed bin Ali Al Mohannadi, Assistant Director of the Unified Services Department and member of the permanent residence committee at the Ministry of Interior (MOI), announced the start of receiving applications for permanent residence yesterday through the MOI website.

09
Apr 2019
Minister of Commerce and Industry: New e-Services for Investors

Minister of Commerce and Industry: New e-Services for Investors

HE Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry, has unveiled the launch of a number of e-services to investors and manufacturers and the integration of commercial certificates into a single certificate to facilitate them.

09
Apr 2019
Establishing Projects Governance Plan for Follow-up

Establishing Projects Governance Plan for Follow-up

The Standing Committee for the General Supervision and Follow-up of the Implementation of National Development Strategies, chaired by HE Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, met with directors of planning and quality departments in ministries and government agencies.

08
Apr 2019
HH the Amir Issues Two Laws on Land Transport

HH the Amir Issues Two Laws on Land Transport

HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued Law No. (8) of 2019 on the regulating road transport and Law No. (9) of 2019 on Road Transport of Hazardous Substances.

08
Apr 2019
Minister of Transport Inaugurates Digital Innovation Forum

Minister of Transport Inaugurates Digital Innovation Forum

HE Jassem bin Saif Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications, inaugurated yesterday the activities of the first Qatar University Digital Innovation Forum, organized by Qatar University (QU), in the presence of Dr. Hassan bin Rashid Al Durham, President of QU, and Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh Al Nuaimi, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education undersecretary, as well as a large number of faculty members and those interested in technical matters.

08
Apr 2019
CRA Attends the World Summit on the Inforamtion Socity Forum

CRA Attends the World Summit on the Inforamtion Socity Forum

A high-level Qatari delegation headed by HE Mohammed Ali Al Mannai, President of the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), is attending the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2019. The forum will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 8-12 April 2019, under the theme “Information and Communication Technologies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”.

08
Apr 2019
Launching E-services for Urban Planning and Building Permits Next Month

Launching E-services for Urban Planning and Building Permits Next Month

HE Eng. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Minister of Municipality and Environment, said that the Ministry seeks to provide excellent and quick services through the various municipalities. He pointed out that, as the new organizational structure of the Ministry, a new customer service department and call center were included for direct and immediate handling with comments received from the public.

07
Apr 2019
MADLSA: 43 government entities announce interview dates for job candidates

MADLSA: 43 government entities announce interview dates for job candidates

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) announced an interview schedule for all candidates for jobs through the private e-program for government, semi-governmental and private.

04
Apr 2019
Cabinet Okays Draft Law Regulating Public, Private Partnership

Cabinet Okays Draft Law Regulating Public, Private Partnership

The Cabinet, at its weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani at Amiri Diwan, yesterday morning, approved a draft law regulating the partnership between the public and private sectors in the country.

04
Apr 2019
Launch of the Official Account of the Advisory Council on "Twitter"

Launch of the Official Account of the Advisory Council on "Twitter"

The Advisory Council on Tuesday evening launched its official account on Twitter.

04
Apr 2019
MOEHE Announces its Plan to Enroll Students in Public Schools for the Next Academic Year

MOEHE Announces its Plan to Enroll Students in Public Schools for the Next Academic Year

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) announced its plan to register new students in public schools for the 2019/2020 academic year, in co-operation with the designated authorities such as the Ministry of Interior and Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation “Kahramaa”, making this process easy for parents.

04
Apr 2019
KAHRAMAA Signs MoU for the 1st Photovoltaic Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

KAHRAMAA Signs MoU for the 1st Photovoltaic Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Marubeni Corporation of Japan on the implementation of a pilot project to establish a photovoltaic charging station for electric vehicles. Under this MoU, this station will be the first photovoltaic charging station for electric vehicles working as a power storage system in Qatar.