RO 100 million to support citizens





RO 100 million to support citizens

12/11/2017

MUSCAT: A sum of RO 100 million would be earmarked in the annual State Budget to support the entitled segments of society on account of the liberalisation of fuel prices, with the aim of alleviating their impact on these segments.

This gesture coincides with anniversary of the National Day and adds to the achievements made by the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos for the prosperity of this country.

The Council of Ministers issued a statement in this connection on Sunday, which said: “Within the context of the continuous attention accorded by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to the living conditions of citizens and His Majesty’s directives to the government to take steps for realising this approach, the Council of Ministers tasked a specialised committee to finalise mechanisms and executive procedures to lend support to entitled segments of society on account of the liberalisation of fuel prices, with the aim of alleviating their impact on these segments.”

While the committee has recommended allocation to the tune of RO 100 million for the purpose, it is yet to announce the procedures and mechanisms to be undertaken for entitlement to the prescribed support with effect from January 2018. The committee will follow up on its implementation.


 














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