Muscat: The Office of Majlis Ash'shura on 21 January, 2014 held its eighth regular meeting of the third annual sitting 2013-2014 of the 7th term 2011-2015, headed by Khalid bin Hilal al Maawali, Chairman of the Majlis Ash'shura. The meeting approved minutes of the seventh meeting and was briefed on the follow-up to the implementation of the decisions of the previous meeting. It also considered a number of reports from the Permanent Committees about several subjects, notably the letter of the Economic and Financial Committee on the report of the governmental authorities involved in the tourism sector and how to develop the sector.
It also considered the report of the Health and Environment Committee about the session of the Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs. The meeting considered proposals and letters from some members of the Majlis Ash'shura and replies from a number of governmental organisations including the reply of the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers about appointing a house of expertise to evaluate the oil sector in the Sultanate. The Majlis Ash'shura also reviewed a proposal on standardising the management of water sector and the report of the Majlis Ash'shura delegation who took part in the Asian Parliamentary Association.