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Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani yesterday re-affirmed that Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is extending full support to the government’s development policies which enhance national investments and the empowerment of Qatari youth to take the country’s potential private sector to next level.

Implementation of the national health insurance scheme (Seha) for expatriates including domestic workers will begin next year through private insurance providers, the Minister of Public Health H E Abdullah bin Khalid Al Qahtani has said.

DOHA:  With issuance of the new wage protection law, salaries of  some 550,000 workers of 11,000 companies have already been transferred to their bank accounts, a senior official of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has said.

Qatar is working on a comprehensive national framework to classify educational qualifications and decide academic, professional, vocational and training paths in line with GCC and regional standards and policies.

Second-hand goods will be available to low-income expatriates at nominal prices at a charity bazaar being held at Barwa Al Baraha, the labour city in Industrial Area, tomorrow.

Drivers on Doha roads will soon get plastic bags from authorities to keep garbage while driving. The bags are distributed as part of the ‘We All See You’ campaign, by the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP).

In response to customer demand, Ooredoo has announced that its Dawli QR20 data offer is now permanent, so Hala customers who activate a Dawli QR20 International Calling Card will always automatically receive 2GB of data for personal use.

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) intends to replace conventional meters in the  Doha area by smart meters  by 2016, an industry source has said.

Minister of Youth and Sports H E Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser Al Ali urged youth to participate in all aspects of public life, calling on governments to empower and enable youth to have a bigger role in the development process and achieving internationally-agreed sustainable development goals.

Qatar is set to launch its new season after two-month summer break, national squad coach Daniel Carreno said yesterday.

DOHA: The Department of Traffic says it might soon begin imposing QR500 fine on motorists who do not maintain lane discipline and overtake from the right.