Majlis Al Shura panel discusses taxi drivers’ problems in Oman

Business Tuesday 19/January/2016 21:55 PM
By: Times News Service
Majlis Al Shura panel discusses taxi drivers’ problems in Oman

Muscat: Challenges faced by taxi drivers due to some expatriates using private cars as taxis, were among the issues discussed by the Majlis Al Shura’s Services and Social Development Committee, at its 7th meeting of the 1st annual sitting (2015/2016) of the 8th term (2015 2019), under the chair of Dr. Hamoud bin Ahmed Al Yahyaie, Head of the Committee.
The Committee also discussed the issue of some hotels and shopping malls issuing memberships, in addition to a request to regulate taxis at Sultan Qaboos Port.
The panel decided to prepare a report to study the requests and offer appropriate solutions. It also discussed the request made by a member of the Council for formation of civil volunteer teams in all governorates to study it and propose a mechanism to form these teams, their powers, and appropriate frameworks for putting them into application.
The Committee also discussed an Omani Autism Society report. The report explained that based on a study conducted at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) there are at least (5,000) autism cases in the Sultanate, mostly not diagnosed yet, with prevalence rate of (1 out of every 156 children).
The committee discussed the final texts of the Universal Postal Union in 2012, submitted by the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers to study the Convention. The committee discussed the terms of the agreement, and decided to host some stakeholders of the competent authorities, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and Oman Post at its meeting next to listen to their views on some items of the convention.