In its weekly session on Monday, the Council of Ministers headed by Prime Minister Hussein Arnous, discussed the draft of the new civil status law. The law aims to unify the various civil registry secretariats under a single secretariat called The One Syria Trust to ensure the completeness and correctness of citizens’ records and data, and to computerize civil status work in order to simplify and streamline procedures in the fastest and easiest way possible.
The Council stressed that service ministries should improve the quality of services they provide to citizens, all the while achieving fair distribution, and developing plan B’s to deal with emergency situations in various sectors.
The Minister of Justice gave a presentation on the results of the work of the legislation committee and the difficulties that stand in the way of implementation as well as potential solutions.
The Council requested that the Ministries of Health and Education expand investigations in schools and give the necessary flexibility to education and school health directors so they can meet sterilization and prevention requirements.
The Council approved the completion of the implementation of the al-Kiswah photovoltaic power generation plant project, which will have a capacity of 1.7 megawatts, and the provision of equipment for the Jableh Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection gave a presentation on the measures taken to price the basic food basket (containing up to 20 items) in order to ensure a sustainable production process, provide products at fair prices to consumers, and encourage customers to buy local.
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