Environment ministry to inform Shura on plans

Business Monday 21/May/2018 21:40 PM
By: Times News Service
Environment ministry to inform Shura on plans

Muscat: The Majlis Al Shura will host Mohammed bin Salim Al Toobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs to deliver the Ministry’s statement on Sunday and Monday during its 21st and 22nd sessions of the third annual sitting (2017/2018) for the 8th term (2015/2019).
Sheikh Ali bin Nasser Al Mahrouqi, Secretary General of Majlis Al Shura said that the statement of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs will include six main themes. The first theme will focus on the main features of the environment sectors in the Sultanate, the active partners at the environmental work system, the responsibilities of each party, the roles of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs in developing general policies, plans and programme for the protection of environment, the challenges facing the Ministry and its aspirations. The second theme will cover training and rehabilitation of national manpower in terms of the training courses implemented by the Ministry.
The third theme will touch on the legal frameworks for cooperation with research organisations involved in environmental work.
The fourth theme will shed light on the role of the Ministry in granting the environmental licenses as well as its efforts at the legislative process.
The fifth theme will cover the criteria adopted by the Ministry for joining the international conventions and the regional organizations involved in environment and climate affairs, as well as the benefit of such agreements.
The sixth theme will highlight the Ministry’s efforts to promote environmental awareness and the initiatives launched by the Ministry to deliver awareness messages to encourage all segments of the society to take part at the environmental activities.
The theme will also cover the Ministry’s efforts with relation to environmental media.