NCC will take up key issues today

ABU DHABI — The National Consultative Council (NCC) will discuss, at its fourth meeting today, a number of urgent issues including traffic congestion, personal loans and delay in hearing of court cases.

By Atef Hanafi

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Published: Mon 23 Jan 2006, 10:03 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:58 PM

The meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Speaker Abdullah bin Muhammad Al Masoud.

The NCC will review the report of the Committee of Municipalities and Public Utilities on the problem of traffic jam. The report was prepared after the committee met with the officials of the Municipalities and Agriculture Department (Abu Dhabi Municipality) and listened to the officials' viewpoint on the reasons behind the problem, the ways to solve it and the efforts of the Abu Dhabi Municipality in this regard. The committee also met the officials of Police and Licensing Department and listened to them on how to get rid of traffic jams.

The report of the committee is said to include the famous projects to be carried out in the islands surrounding Abu Dhabi and the new cities that are supposed to be built, in addition to the municipalities’ plan to enhance and expand roads, bridges and massive projects coming up in Abu Dhabi these days.

During the last session of the council, some members demanded the establishment of a higher council or a higher committee for traffic, to be able to organise and coordinate the efforts of all concerned authorities for finding a solution.

On the other hand, the council will review a preliminary report presented by the Committee of Legislative Affairs, regarding its first meeting on last Tuesday which discussed the delay in implementing civil verdicts in Abu Dhabi Courts. The committee had decided to invite experts from the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Auqaf to study reasons for the delay in this regard.

Meanwhile, the speaker of the council received, in his office yesterday, the ambassador of Eritrea to the UAE, who has been assigned to represent his country in the UAE to further strengthen relations between the two countries in all fields.

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