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Council of Ministers: Decision 921 Approving the System of the Public Health Authority

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Issued on: 28 Shawwal 1445
Corresponding to: 7 May 2024

Published in Umm Al-Qura 5032 issued on 17 May 2024.

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Council of Ministers: Decision 918 Approving the Transformation of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation to an Authority and Amending the Name of the Water and Electricity Regulatory Authority

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Issued on: 28 Shawwal 1445
Corresponding to: 7 May 2024

Published in Umm Al-Qura 5032 issued on 17 May 2024.

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Council of Ministers: Decision 890 Amending the Basic Statute of Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company

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The Council of Ministers,

after perusal of Royal Court File 5491 dated 23 Muharram 1445, which includes His Excellency the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing Letter 4400835013 dated 19 Muharram 1445 regarding the request of the ministry to amend paragraph (a) of article 11 of the Basic Statute of Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company,

after perusal of the Basic Statute of Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company approved by Royal Decree D/65 dated 23 Shawwal 1427,

after perusal of Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers Memorandums 1318 dated 16 Rabi Al-Thani 1445 and 2610 dated 19 Rajab 1445,

after perusal of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs Minutes 1396/45/D dated 5 Sha’ban 1445,

and after perusal of the General Committee of the Council of Ministers Recommendation 9635 dated 9 Ramadan 1445,

hereby decides

Paragraph (a) of article 11 of the Basic Statute of Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company, approved by Royal Decree D/65 dated 23 Shawwal 1427, is hereby amended as follows:

The company must be managed by a board of directors consisting of twelve members named every three years, as follows:

First

1. The Mayor of Jeddah Governorate as Chairman.

2. A member nominated from Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region.

3. A member nominated from the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing.

4. A member nominated from the Ministry of Finance.

5. A member nominated from the Ministry of Media.

6. A member nominated from the Ministry of Commerce.

7. A member nominated from the Development Authority of Jeddah Governorate.

8. Five members representing the private sector named by the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing.

The Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing shall determine the remuneration of private sector representatives.

The Prime Minister

Issued on: 21 Shawwal 1445
Corresponding to: 30 April 2024

Published in Umm Al-Qura 5031 issued on 10 May 2024.

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Council of Ministers: Decision 860 Amending the Executive Regulation of the Criminal Procedures Law

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Issued on: 14/10/1445
Corresponding to: 23/4/2024

Published in Umm Al-Qura 5030 issued on 3 May 2024.

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Council of Ministers: Decision 863 Approving the Unified Law for International Carriage by Land between the States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

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The Council of Ministers,

after perusal of, during its session held under the chairmanship of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Royal Court File 56886 dated 5 Jumada Al-Awwal 1445, regarding the draft Unified Law for International Carriage by Land between the States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf,

after perusal of the Unified Law for International Carriage by Land between the States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf,

after perusal of Bureau of Experts Minutes 684 dated 21 Dhu Al-Qa’dah 1442, and 255 dated 15 Sha’ban 1444 as well as Memorandums 751 dated 2 Rabi Al-Thani 1443, 1370 dated 17 Jumada Al-Thani 1443, 1825 dated 22 Jumada Al-Awwal 1445, and 3157 dated 2 Ramadan 1445,

after perusal of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs Minutes 744/45/M dated 5 Rabi Al-Thani 1445,

after considering Shura Council Decision 184/19 dated 2 Sha’ban 1445,

and after perusal of the General Committee of the Council of Ministers Recommendation 9836 dated 15 Ramadan 1445,

hereby decides

First

The Unified Law for International Carriage by Land between the States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf is hereby approved in the form attached to the decision of the Supreme Council of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf in its forty-third session held on 15 Jumada Al-Awwal 1444, corresponding to 9 December 2022, in the City of Riyadh.

Second

The Board of Directors of the Transport General Authority shall issue the Executive Regulation of the Unified Law for International Carriage by Land between the States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, after its approval by the ministerial committee for transport and communications of the states of the council, as stipulated in article twenty-four of the law, and it shall come into force from the date of its entry into force.

A draft royal decree has been prepared in the form attached.

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

Issued on: 14 Shawwal 1445
Corresponding to: 23 April 2024

Published in Umm Al-Qura 5031 issued on 10 May 2024.

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Council of Ministers: Decision 829 Amending the Traffic Law Issued by Royal Decree D/85

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The Council of Ministers,

after perusal of Royal Court File 57230 dated 6 Sha’ban 1445, which includes the His Royal Highness the Minister of Interior Telegram 70266 dated 19 Rabi Al-Awwal 1443, and 152210 dated 5 Jumada Al-Thani 1445, regarding the proposal of the ministry to amend articles 5 and 7 of the Traffic Law,

after perusal of the Traffic Law issued by Royal Decree D/85 dated 26 Shawwal 1428 and its amendments,

after perusal of Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers Memorandums 466 dated 15 Safar 1444, 2488 dated 17 Sha’ban 1444, 3720 dated 2 Dhu Al-Hijja 1444, and 3097 dated 25 Sha’ban 1445,

after perusal of Council of Economic and Development Affairs Recommendation 2-1/45/R dated 23 Muharram 1445,

after considering Shura Council Decision 19/181 dated 2 Sha’ban 1445,

and after perusal of the General Committee of the Council of Ministers Recommendation 9750 dated 11 Ramadan 1445,

hereby decides

First

The Traffic Law issued by Royal Decree D/85 dated 26 Shawwal 1428 is hereby amended as follows:

1. Article 5 is hereby amended to read as follows:

(a) Each motorcycle must carry a single, clear, and legible plate, which must be fixed on its rear, and it is not permitted to ride without it.

(b) Each trailer or semi-trailer must carry the plate number of the prime mover if its size obscures the visibility of that plate. Each trailer or semi-trailer must carry its own plate as specified by the regulation.

(c) Without prejudice to the provisions relating to the trailer and semi-trailer provided in the law, the regulation must specify the provisions to which the trailer and semi-trailer are subject to from among the provisions of the law relating to the vehicle, in line with the nature of the trailer and semi-trailer.

2. A paragraph is hereby added to article 7 numbered (ix) with the following text:

Trailer and semi-trailer plates.

3. A row is hereby added to the Schedule of Fees for Driving Licences and Transfer of Ownership of Vehicles of All Types—attached to the law—numbered 9, which contains the fees relating to the driving licence of the trailer and semi-trailer, as follows:

Number Type Annual License Fee Annual Renewal Fee Damaged and Lost Fee Ownership Transfer Fee
9 Trailer and semi-trailer driving licence 100 Riyals 100 Riyals 100 Riyals 150 Riyals

4. Paragraph 15 of the Schedule of Violations 2—attached to the law and amended by Royal Decree D/115 dated 5 Dhu Al-Hijja 1439—is hereby amended to have the following text:

Non-fulfilment of the legal requirements for the trailer or semi-trailer.

Second

Owners of trailers and semi-trailers are hereby granted a period of 1 year to rectify their status in accordance with the Traffic Law after its amendement in accordance with the provisions of clause First of this decree. The state shall—during this period—bear the fee for the issuance of the trailer and semi-trailer driving licence and the fee for the issuance of the trailer and semi-trailer plate. The Ministry of Interior has the right to evaluate the extent of the need to extend this period before its expiry, according to the verification of the ministry—in coordination with the relevant entities—of the readiness of the infrastructure to implement the Traffic Law after its amendment in accordance with the provisions of clause First of this decree, and to address the difficulties that may arise during the application.

A draft royal decree has been prepared with the provisions of clauses First and Second above, in the form attached for this.

Third

The Ministry of Interior shall—in conjunction with the enforcement of the amendment to the Traffic Law in accordance with the provisions of clause First of this decision—carry the following:

1. Reviewing the Executive Regulation of the Traffic Law issued by Royal Decree D/85 dated 26 Shawwal 1428 and amending it in accordance with the law after its amendment in accordance with the provisions of clause First of this decision.

2. Establishing a mechanism—in coordination with the Insurance Authority, the General Secretariat of the Ministerial Committee for Traffic Safety, and any other relevant entities—deemed by the ministry, to ensure that the trailer or semi-trailer is considered part of the prime mover for the purpose of implementing the provisions of paragraph (c) of article 8 of the Traffic Law issued by Royal Decree D/85 dated 26 Shawwal 1428 relating to the compulsory insurance of vehicles, when the owner of the vehicle carries out any of the procedures relating to traffic affairs. The ministry shall prepare the systems of the General Directorate of Traffic to ensure that these systems do not read the plate of the trailer or semi-trailer as a vehicle separate from the prime mover.

The Prime Minister

Issued on: 23/9/1445
Corresponding to: 2/4/2024

Published in Umm Al-Qura 5028 issued on 22 April 2024.

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Council of Ministers: Decision 804 Approving the Rules for Dealing with Public Entities Requests to Establish Companies, to Participate in Establishing Them, or to Establish Any Entity Whose Objectives Include Investment or Aims to Make Profit

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The Council of Ministers,

after perusal of the file received from the Royal Court 66264 dated 12 Ramadan 1445, regarding the Draft Rules for Dealing with Applications from Public Entities to Establish Companies, to Participate in Establishing Them, or to Establish Any Entity Whose Objectives Include Investment or Aims to Make Profit, and regarding Establishing Clear Governance Based on the Functions, Duties, and Chairmans of the Boards of Directors of Defendant Companies, and Their Legal Association With the Government Entities They Are Subordinate To.

after perusal of the aforementioned draft rules,

after perusal of Royal Order 54611 dated 22 Ramadan 1442,

after perusal of the Law of the Public Investment Fund issued by Royal Decree D/92 dated 12 Sha’ban 1440,

after perusal of the Companies Law issued by Royal Decree D/132 dated 1 Dhu Al-Hijja 1443,

after perusal of minutes 209 dated 6 Safar 1440, 769 dated 2 Jumada Al-Awwal 1440, 1488 dated 16 Sha’ban 1440, and 200 dated 25 Jumada Al-Thani 1444, and memorandums 1203 dated 19 Rajab 1442, 1935 dated 7 Dhu Al-Qa’dah 1442, 784 dated 6 Rabi Al-Thani 1443, 1068 dated 16 Jumada Al-Awwal 1443, 2872 dated 25 Dhu Al-Hijja 1443, 480 dated 17 Safar 1444, 2250 dated 23 Rajab 1444, 3765 dated 4 Dhu Al-Hijja 1444, 215 dated 19 Muharram 1445, 618 dated 22 Safar 1445, and 2447 dated 6 Rajab 1445 prepared by the Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers.

after perusal of the recommendation of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs 5-7/45/R dated 29 Jumada Al-Awwal 1445,

and after perusal of the recommendation of the General Committee of the Council of Ministers 9794 dated 14 Ramadan 1445,

hereby decides

First

The Rules for Dealing with Applications from Public Entities to Establish Companies, to Participate in Establishing Them, or to Establish Any Entity Whose Objectives Include Investment or Aims to Make Profit” are hereby approved in the form attached.

Second

His Excellency the Minister of Finance, in collaboration with His Excellency the Minister of Commerce, His Excellency the Governor of the Public Investment Fund, and His Excellency the Chairman of the Board of the Capital Market Authority shall define the meaning of “entity” stipulated in clause 1 of the rules—referred to in clause First of this decision—and shall take the necessary measures to circulate this to the relevant entities.

The Prime Minister

Issued on: 16/9/1445
Corresponding to: 26/3/2024

Published in Umm Al-Qura 5027 issued on 5 April 2024.

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Council of Ministers: Decision 893 Approving the Accession of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention (187) concerning the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health

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Decision 793 dated 16 Ramadan 1445

The Council of Ministers,

after perusal of Royal Court File 49706 dated 6 Rajab 1445, which includes His Excellency the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Telegram 134810 dated 27 Sha’ban 1444, regarding the International Labour Organization Convention 187 concerning the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health,

after perusal of the aforementioned convention,

after perusal of Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers Memorandums 3672 dated 25 Dhu Al-Qa’dah 1444 and 1163 dated 7 Rabi Al-Thani 1445,

after perusal of Council of Economic and Development Affairs Recommendation 35-50/44/I dated 25 Dhu Al-Hijja 1444,

after considering Shura Council Decision 152/17 dated 4 Rajab 1445,

and after perusal of the General Committee of the Council of Ministers Recommendation 8868 dated 16 Sha’ban 1445,

hereby decides

First

The Accession of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the International Labour Organization Convention 187 concerning the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health is hereby approved.

A draft royal decree has been prepared in the form attached.

Second

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development shall prepare the instrument of accession to the convention—mentioned in clause First of this decision—and deposit it in accordance with the procedures stipulated in the convention, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Prime Minister

Issued on: 16/9/1445
Corresponding to: 26/3/2024

Published in Umm Al-Qura 5028 issued on 22 April 2024.

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Council of Ministers: Decision 805 Approving the Amendment to the Civil Status Law

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The Council of Ministers,

after perusal of file 52780 received from the Royal Court dated 19 Rajab 1445,

which includes telegram 311330 of His Highness the Minister of Interior dated 18 Dhu Al-Qa’dah 1444,

regarding the draft amendment to some articles of the Civil Status Law,

after perusal of the Civil Status Law issued by Royal Decree D/7 dated 20 Rabi Al-Thani 1407,

after perusal of memorandum 1007 dated 25 Rabi Al-Awwal 1445 prepared by the Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers,

after considering Shura Council Decision 165/18 dated 17 Rajab 1445,

and after perusal of recommendation 8420 of the General Committee of the Council of Ministers dated 5 Sha’ban 1445,

hereby decides

The amendment to the Civil Status Law issued by Royal Decree D/7 dated 20 Rabi Al-Thani 1407 is hereby approved as follows:

1․ A paragraph is hereby added to article 2, the order of which is (v) with the following text:

(v) Identity card: A national identity document issued to a Saudi by the Civil Status in accordance with the provisions of this law, in its physical or digital form.

2․ Article 16 is hereby amended to have the following text:

When records are amended or civil cases and incidents are registered, the biometric features of Saudis who have reached the age of 6 must be registered. The executive regulation must specify the necessary controls for matters provided in this article.

3․ Article 67 is hereby amended to have the following text:

Saudis who reach the age of 15 shall obtain their own identity card. Their guardian, custodian, or agent shall take the required measures for this. This is optional for those between the ages of 6 and 15. The card must be issued according to the records of the Central Civil Registry. The executive regulation must specify the necessary controls for matters provided in this article.

A draft royal decree has been prepared for this in the form attached.

The Prime Minister

Issued on: 16/9/1445
Corresponding to: 26/3/2024

Published in Umm Al-Qura 5028 issued on 22 April 2024.

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Council of Ministers: Decision 783 regarding the Official Day of the Saudi Green Initiative

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Issued on: 9/9/1445
Corresponding to: 19/3/2024

Published in Umm Al-Qura 5026 issued on 29 March 2024.