Municipality Minister Inaugurates 7th Session of Central Municipal Council
HE Minister of Municipality Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie inaugurated the first meeting of 7th Session of Central Municipal Council (CMC).
The first meeting of the CMC 7th session was held on Monday, 28 June 2023, under the Chairpersonship of Mohamed bin Hammoud Al Shafi, the council’s eldest member.
At the opening, HE Minister Dr Abdullah expressed his sincere congratulations to the elected members of this new session of the council, noting that the session is the seventh in the history of this pioneering democratic experience, which is supported and sponsored by The Amir, HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
HE Minister Dr Abdullah expressed the ministry’s aspiration to continue its cooperation with the CMC to serve the country and its citizens, underscoring the full readiness of the Ministry of Municipality to provide all aspects of cooperation and support to the council to further advancing municipal work in all municipalities, according to the directives of HH the Amir and HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani. In addition, he stressed that the ministry welcomes communication with the council’s members to present the demands of their constituencies and learn about the projects being implemented and other municipal matters and services.
He underlined the ministry’s great interest in the council’s recommendations or requests aimed at serving the public within the framework of its keenness to ensure the success of the role of council members to meet the aspirations of the citizens in their constituencies and achieve the desired goals in improving the level of services in all cities and regions to contribute to achieve comprehensive development plans in the country.
HE Dr Al Subaie praised the renaissance and development witnessed by all municipalities and the achievements and successes achieved in recent years, particularly with all Qatari cities obtaining the status of Healthy City from the World Health Organization (WHO), making Qatar the first country in the eastern Mediterranean region to achieve this accomplishment. In addition, six Qatari cities obtained membership in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities such as Al Wakra, which won the UNESCO Learning Cities Award for 2021 and Al Daayen, which won the Arab Socially Responsible City Award for 2023.
In addition to the great efforts to improve the quality of life and provide sustainable and eco-friendly options in each municipality in Qatar, HE Dr Al Subaie expressed pride in the great success of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and the country’s readiness to host Expo 2023 Doha on 2 October 2023, continuing the country’s progress in the field of environment and sustainability, and to receive guests from different countries of the world to exchange ideas and experiences.
Chairperson Al Shafi stated that he wishes success for the council in continuing to perform its duty in serving the country and its citizens, and advancing municipal work under the wise leadership of HH the Amir.
Members of the council took the legal oath and then voted to choose a president and a vice-president for the council. The vote-counting process resulted in Mohammad bin Ali Al Athba being named as President and Mubarak bin Fraish Al Salem as Vice President.
The council consists of representatives from 29 constituencies covering all areas of the country. It aims to work with the means available on the progress of the country in the field of municipal affairs and has the power to monitor the implementation of laws, resolutions, and regulations relating to the powers and competencies of the Ministry of Municipality and the CMC, including the affairs of building regulations, land planning, roads, shops, industrial, public and other regulations.
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