Arabia yesterday endorsed the Gulf Cooperation Councilís patent law
as well as the revised regulations governing the retail trade of
citizens in the GCC countries.
The Council of
Ministers, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd,
also decided to extend the present system that allows productive GCC
firms to open representative offices in all member states.
State Minister and
Acting Information Minister Dr. Madani Allaqi told the Saudi Press
Agency that the Cabinet had decided to make the necessary allocations
to build the Wadi Arda Dam in the next budget of the Water Ministry.
The meeting took
the decision on the basis of a proposal to solve the water shortage in
the Baha region put forward by Agriculture and Water Minister Dr.
inducted Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullah Kamel and Dr. Suleiman ibn Ahmad
Mousley to the board of directors of the Water and Sewage Department
in the Makkah region. The appointment is for three years.
Allaqi said the
Cabinet reviewed reports by various ministries and government
departments highlighting their activities and services to citizens
during the current fiscal year. He said the king urged the ministers
to speed up procedures to improve public services.
appointed Abdullah ibn Ibrahim Al-Ibrahim director general of the
administrative and financial department at the Bureau of General