(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Council of Ministers on Monday issued a statement on the outcomes of its meetings held since last March. The statement covered decisions concerning a gamut of sectors.
The highlights included reviewing the draft prepared for the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) aimed at attracting more investment to developing industries and creating job opportunities in proportion to the population growth. The council said it studied laws, regulations and infrastructural requirements to meet any nuclear emergency.
It also approved holding a national symposium on such preparedness in addition to awarding of post-graduate scholarships on nuclear safety and setting up a network to monitor radiation in air, water and soil. It referred to the Council of Oman the draft study on market competition and prevention of monopoly.
The council also reviewed implementation of projects for food security in 2013 and discussed the 2013-20 plan to develop the fisheries sector. It reviewed means to promote and protect engineering consultancy offices in the sultanate and drafted a law regulating the work of these offices and referred it to the Council of Oman.
It assigned the Capital Market Authority the task of setting up a fund for those injured in vehicle accidents. To strengthen the sultanate's preparedness and response to radiological emergencies as per International Agency for Atomic Energy norms, the council approved decisions of the steering committee for peaceful nuclear technology.