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Head of UAE's NCC awarded France's National Order of Merit

Posted on 29/04/2009

Chairman of the National Consultative Council (NCC) Abdullah al-Masoud was decorated by French Ambassador to the UAE Alain Azouaou with France's Knight of the National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite) awarded in a decree by President of the French Republic. In a speech at the decoration ceremony on Monday, Azouaou termed the UAE-French economic and cultural relations as distinct, stressing his country's keen interest in continued cooperation with the UAE in all areas. ...  >>MORE

NCC recommends Mufti for Abu Dhabi

Posted on 26/06/2007

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The National Consultative Council (NCC) has stressed on the need to appoint a ‘Mufti' for the emirate of Abu Dhabi to avoid confusion arising out of multiple sources issuing ‘fatwas' in the emirate. Yesterday, the House made this proposal to the Executive Council's General Secretariat, which has referred the recommendation to the Sharia Judicial Department. "The existence of multiple sources for fatwas in the emirate leads to confusion in comprehending Sharia laws and rules,” said the House, ...  >>MORE

NCC holds meeting

Posted on 24/04/2007

The National Consultative Council (NCC) held in Abu Dhabi yesterday the 10th meeting of its second ordinary session of the 16th legislative chapter. During the meeting, which was presided over by the NCC Chairman, Abdullah Al Masood, the council attested the minutes of the 9th meeting and approved a report from the municipalities and public amenities committee on trade malpractices after deliberating on the report. The committee recommended the rapid issuance of local laws and ...  >>MORE

NCC demands switch over to eco-friendly fuel

Posted on 06/03/2007

The National Consultative Council (NCC) has urged the government to set a deadline for all vehicles in Abu Dhabi to switch over to eco-friendly fuel. At the NCC session presided over by Speaker Abdullah Al Masood yesterday, the members underlined the need for using the environment-friendly fuel in line with international standards to protect the environment. In its second session of the 16th Legislation Chapter, the NCC also recommended to halt the import of vehicles whose specifications do ...  >>MORE

National Consultative Council holds 2nd ordinary session

Posted on 27/12/2006

The National Consultative Council - NCC-held yesterday at Al Hosn Place its second ordinary session of the 16th Legislative Chapter. NCC Chairman Abdullah Mohammed Al Masoud praised Law No. 23/2006 which was recently issued by President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi re-structuring the judicial department of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Earlier this year, NCC recommended at its first ordinary session of the 16th Legislative Chapter the creation ...  >>MORE

NCC approves proposals on traffic, environment

Posted on 12/12/2006

The National Consultative Council (NCC) discussed in a session held here on Monday a number of issues of national interest and a set of proposals on cementing the infrastructure and health sector. Presided over by its Speaker Abdullah Al Massoud, the NCC ratified proposals on environment conservation, traffic safety and highway network and decided to refer the same to the House ad hoc committees for further study prior to submitting recommendations to the upcoming session on December 26. ...  >>MORE

NCC Speaker praises Sheikha Fatima's role

Posted on 12/07/2006

Abdullah Al Masoud, Speaker of the National Consultative Council, today received Noura Khalifa Al Suweidi, Director General of the General Women's Union. Al Masoud praised the pioneering role being played by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak in support of the Arab women's empowerment. The meeting was attended by a number of officials at the NCC and Women's Union. (Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

NCC renews allegiance to Khalifa

Posted on 04/07/2006

The Abu Dhabi National Consultative Council wound up its first ordinary session of the 16th Legislative Chapter here on Monday by renewing its allegiance to President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Addressing the closing session, NCC Speaker Abdullah Al Masood, hailed the achievements made by Abu Dhabi Emirate under the leadership of Sheikh Khalifa. Speaking on ...  >>MORE

National Consultative Council discusses personal loans

Posted on 04/04/2006

The National Consultative Council, held its 9th meeting of the 1st ordinary session of the sixth legislative chapter under the chairmanship of its Speaker Abdullah Mohammed Al Masoud. During the meeting, they reviewed the final report regarding bank loans prepared by the Economical, Financial and Oil Affairs Committee. They also decided to postpone discussions of recommendations included in the report to the next session. The committee met officials from the UAE Central Bank and other banks, ...  >>MORE

NCC debates civic woes in Abu Dhabi region

Posted on 21/03/2006

The National Consultative Council yesterday discussed a wide range of problems, including health, education, housing utility services, in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. The issues were discussed after reviewing a report on the problems of the Western Region during yesterday's meeting chaired by Speaker Abdullah Mohammad Al Massood. The house was informed several meetings were held with various government organisations and authorities to help solve these problems. Members unanimously ...  >>MORE

NCC calls for establishment of Central Traffic Authority

Posted on 24/01/2006

The National Consultative Council (NCC) on Monday proposed a metered parking system and one-way roads in the heart of the capital to help solve Abu Dhabi's traffic problems. The proposal was made in a report reviewed at yesterday's meeting. The eight-page report was prepared by a house committee after several meetings with Abu Dhabi Municipality and Agriculture Department and Traffic and Patrols Department of Abu Dhabi Police. The council proposed that a one-way traffic system in the city ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Consultative Council has a web site

Posted on 09/10/2005

UAE nationals will from now on be able to communicate directly and interact with the Abu Dhabi Consultative Council, ADCC, though a bilingual website. Citizens will also be able to submit proposals, complaints and give their opinions. The decision to launch the website http://www.ncc.ae came as part of efforts to enhance interaction between the council and citizens. (The Khaleej Times) ...  >>MORE

NCC reiterates allegiance to the UAE leadership

Posted on 29/06/2004

The National Consultative Council (NCC) reiterated allegiance to H.H. President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and was appreciative of their patronage and faith in the house. Addressing the closing session of the second ordinary convening round yesterday, NCC's Speaker Abdullah Al Masoud said the development process shaping the country and the prosperity and affluence enjoyed ...  >>MORE

NCC holds meeting

Posted on 22/06/2004

The National Consultative Council, NCC, held in Abu Dhabi its 13th meeting of its second ordinary session of the 15th legislative chapter. During the meeting, which was presided over by its chairman, Abdullah Al Mas'ood, the Council made a number of recommendations, including a recommendation which calls for support for courts in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in the form of providing new building structures for the courts, establishing new departments and providing for them new cadres, including ...  >>MORE

NCC urges more centres to expand youth activities

Posted on 25/05/2004

Young people in Abu Dhabi could soon be given a number of new sports and cultural clubs. The National Consultative Council (NCC) reviewed a committee report on current youth projects and clubs in the emirate and concluded that more work needs to be done to improve and expand facilities. The house proposed setting up a number of Youth Care Centres in densely populated areas to organise and to play host to cultural and sports activities and summer camps for young people. The council said the ...  >>MORE

Strict monitoring of pesticide and chemical imports sought

Posted on 11/05/2004

The National Consultative Council (NCC) has urged the government to monitor import of pesticides and chemicals used in agriculture. The council yesterday called for stringent measures to prevent hazardous chemicals and pesticides reaching the local markets. This, they said was essential to protect humans and animal wealth. The demand was made while approving a council committee report on the development of agriculture and animal wealth in Abu Dhabi's Eastern Region. The council also asked ...  >>MORE

Plan urged to help nationals pursue professional careers

Posted on 13/04/2004

The National Consultative Council (NCC) has criticised the government for not investing more in higher education so it can fulfil its long-term goal towards Emiratisation. The NCC yesterday called for the setting up of a higher education programme to ensure new graduates are prepared and ready to meet the urgent labour market needs. The council also decried budgetary constraints the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research faced while managing higher educational institutes. The ...  >>MORE

NCC seeks pension rule changes

Posted on 30/03/2004

Rules governing pension plans and end-of-service benefits for UAE nationals in the private sector are set to be relaxed to encourage more nationals to find jobs with non-government organisations. The National Consultative Council (NCC) yesterday discussed the differences in federal and local laws governing terms and conditions for pensions and end-of-service benefits for UAE nationals. The council is to ask the government to ease its pension and end-of-service benefit policy for the private ...  >>MORE

NCC for greater vigil on private health centres

Posted on 16/03/2004

The National Consultative Council (NCC) has called for developing a monitoring system and private curative and pharmaceutical institutions, to guarantee their compliance with appropriate medical standards and criteria. At its second session of the 15th legislative chapter, held on Monday under the chairmanship of Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Masoud, the NCC's Speaker, the members proposed that activities of these centres should be classified and closely monitored in the best interests of the ...  >>MORE

NCC calls for privatising Empost

Posted on 02/03/2004

The National Consultative Council (NCC) yesterday reiterated the call for privatisation of Emirates Post. The issue of door-to-door mail delivery, raised by council members from Abu Dhabi, dominated yesterday's session chaired by Speaker Abdullah Mohammed Al Masood. Mohammed Rashid Al Nassiri, one of the members, urged the partial privatisation of the corporation, arguing that such a move would help improve Empost services. Sticking to the council demand of door-to-door delivery of mail, Al ...  >>MORE

NCC wants major overhaul of postal system

Posted on 18/02/2004

The National Consultative Council (NCC) of Abu Dhabi has demanded drastic changes in the country's postal system. The council asked the Emirates Post to introduce direct postal delivery services in addition to the existing system of post boxes. Chaired by Speaker Abdullah Mohammed Al Masaood, Monday's meeting reviewed a report prepared by a house committee on the issue. The issue was raised by members on several occasions, asking the authorities concerned to improve the country's postal ...  >>MORE

NCC calls for livestock development

Posted on 17/02/2004

The National Consultative Council (NCC) of Abu Dhabi yesterday urged the development of the country's livestock resources and establish an Asmak-like company to help reduce dependence on livestock imports. The proposal came in a house report on livestock imports and related diseases. The report was prepared by a house committee following a series of talks with local authorities, including Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Federal Environmental Agency (FEA) and General Directorate of UAE ...  >>MORE

Council praises plans to diversify economy

Posted on 25/02/2003

The National Consultative Council (NCC) yesterday praised the government for its policy of diversifying the economy. The council, in a letter to President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, signed by Speaker Abdullah Mohammed Al Masoud, said the members appreciated his support to the local legislative body of Abu Dhabi. The letter, submitted to Sheikh Zayed in response to his address at the opening ceremony of the NCC's first ordinary session of its 15th Legislative Chapter, was ...  >>MORE

Mobile services come under NCC scrutiny

Posted on 07/01/2003

The new National Consultative Council (NCC) of Abu Dhabi yesterday reviewed and discussed a report on the services offered by ETISALAT in remote areas, on nearby islands and offshore facilities. The debate on ETISALAT services came during the second meeting of the First General Session of the 15th Legislative Chapter of the Council, chaired by Speaker Abdullah Mohammed Al Masoud. The issues involving ETISALAT and its services were raised by the council during previous sessions, asking the ...  >>MORE

Al Masoud re-elected NCC Speaker

Posted on 24/12/2002

The newly appointed 52-member National Consultative Council yesterday unanimously re-elected Abdullah Mohammed Al Masoud as the Council Speaker for another two-year term. The members elected Al Masoud during their first meeting of the First Ordinary Session of the 15th Legislative Chapter of the council after its inauguration by Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is also Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi's Executive Council. The House also elected Mubarak bin Mohammed Al ...  >>MORE

NCC changed lives for the better: paper

Posted on 02/03/2002

It was a turning point in the lives of Abu Dhabi citizens when President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as the Ruler of the emirate, issued an Emiri Decree to establish the National Consultative Council (NCC) 31 years ago. The Dubai-based English daily "Gulf News” said in a report published today. The paper said that the decree was issued to give the citizens of the emirate the right to participate in the making and amending of policies that directly affect their lives through ...  >>MORE

NCC renews allegiance to President

Posted on 26/06/2001

The Abu Dhabi National Consultative Council (NCC) has renewed its allegiance and loyalty to President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The NCC lauded the development and achievements accomplished in the country under the direction and support of Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Khalifa. The remarks were made by NCC Speaker Abdullah Mohammed ...  >>MORE

Sultan bin Zayed opens NCC

Posted on 15/01/2001

On behalf of H.H. President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, opened here today the first ordinary session of the 14th legislative chapter of the National Consultative Council, NCC. New members were sworn in before Sheikh Sultan, who then addressed the council, noting that the convening of the session coincided ...  >>MORE

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