Ruler of Qatar addresses the Shoura council, defines the state's policy
Qatar, Politics, 10/12/2005
The Amir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani opened the 34th session of the Qatari Shoura council.
At the beginning of his address he delivered on Tuesday evening the Amir of Qatar indicated the beginning of a new phase and a landmark in the history of Qatar which is enforcing the country's permanent constitution which set the basic components of the society.
The Amir of Qatar called for more efforts to achieve overall development in various economic and social life sectors in the country.
He stressed the need that priorities should be dedicated in the coming phase to creative executive initiatives and upgrading administration and work performance in the state's departments being a basic demand to give a push forward to developmental efforts and improve the efficiency of public utilities, check services quality control and costs.
The Amir of Qatar commended the achievements scored by the Qatari economy in the past ten years. He explained that the GDP increased from 29.5 billion riyals in 1995 to almost 103.5 billion riyals in 2004 achieving an annual growth rate increasing 13%.
Sheikh Hamad attributed the realization of these achievements in Qatar to the strategies adopted by the state to develop oil production and best investment of the country's natural resources of gas, as well as its underway ambitious policies in building giant projects in the fields of oil, gas and petrochemicals, as well as furnishing the appropriate atmosphere for investment, and the release of laws pertinent to free zones and the freedom of trade.
The Amir called on the private sector to intensify its economic activities so as to be a full partner for the state in its plans to improve the life of the Qatari citizens at all levels.
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