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Qatar Cabinet approves draft law on water security

The draft law has provisions for desalinated and sewage water

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Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani

The Qatari Cabinet has approved a draft law on water that aims at achieving water security and protect the country’s precious resources from pollution and depletion, The Peninsula reported.

The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani chaired the weekly Cabinet session at the Emiri Diwan.

The draft law considers all water resources as national wealth, a state-owned public property, to be used under specific plans and controls to preserve them for sustainable development.

It has provisions for rationalisation of usage, desalinated and sewage water, water for industrial use, handling of emergencies, administrative action, judicial proceedings and penalties related to water consumption.

Following the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud said the session also took measures to issue a draft decision amending some provisions of Decision No. 8 of 2010 to establish Qatar Committee for Alliance of Civilisations.

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