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    Cabinet reduces board members in government-owned companies

    March 1, 2021
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    Amman, Feb. 28 (Petra) -- A Cabinet session, chaired by Prime Minister, Bisher Khasawneh, to reduce the number of board members in a number of government-owned companies, as there is no need for such numbers, and in a way that is consistent with the nature of these companies' businesses and their operational volume, by reducing two members of the board of directors of each company.

    The decision was based on the recommendations of the committee formed on 18/11/2020 to study reducing the number of board members in government-owned companies.

    On the other hand, the Cabinet approved the recommendations of the Settlement and Reconciliation Committee, which was formed according to the principles of settling the outstanding issues between the taxpayers and the Income and Sales Tax Department, to settle the tax status of 709 companies and taxpayers who had obligations in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Law and the General Sales Tax Law, based on requests they made to the committee.

    The government also approved principles and criteria for defining and preserving the urban heritage for the year 2021.

    The Cabinet also approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Education and the Arab Theater Authority in the UAE, in order to develop the role of theater in schools and activate it at the national level, and to enhance cooperation and exchange of expertise between the two sides in this field.

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