The People's Assembly held today its sixth session of the second special session chaired by Hammouda Sabbagh, Speaker of the Council.
At the beginning of the session, the Council referred the draft law, which included “Creating the National Authority for Quality and Accreditation in Higher Education,” to the Council's Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee for study and preparation of the necessary report on it.
For their part, a number of members of the Council affirmed, in their interventions, that they rejected all forms of foreign interference in any of the Syrian internal affairs, foremost of which is the entitlement to the presidential elections, which represents a national and constitutional duty for all citizens, explaining that the war on Syria has failed to break the will of steadfastness of the Syrians who daily affirm their desire By participating in the elections on the specified date, just like other previous elections.
They indicated the importance of mobilizing efforts to achieve the maturity of the presidential elections in an optimal manner, so that it would be the largest response in the face of those who conspire against Syria, affirming the authenticity of the Syrian people in practicing democracy and applying constitutional principles since the dawn of independence. Therefore, their adherence to holding the elections on time is evidence of Syria’s victory through eagerness. Its citizens to protect and preserve the institutional and constitutional work.
Then the council went on to discuss the draft law that includes the creation of the General Authority for Real Estate Development and Investment to replace the authority that was updated according to Law No. 15 of 2008, where the members agreed by majority to Articles 20 and 21 governing the mechanisms for implementing social survey in real estate development areas and preparing lists of the names of real estate owners and the references written in their real estate sheets And setting up a timetable for the description, enumeration and preparation of survey lists for housing and residents living in the area.
A number of members of the Council criticized the text of Articles 22 and 23 regarding granting the “Committee for Estimating the Valuation of District Real Estate” with judicial powers, although it is an administrative committee headed by a judge, as well as exempting the “Committee for Settling Disputes About Ownership” formed according to the law from adhering to the rules and deadlines established in the Code of Procedure for Procedures. Therefore, the majority members agreed to return the two articles to a joint committee of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs, Local Administration and Urban Development Committees, to study them again and prepare the necessary report on them.
The session, which was attended by the Minister of Public Works and Housing, Eng. Suhail Abdul Latif, and the State for People's Assembly Affairs, Eng. Maloul Al-Hussein, rose to 12 noon on Saturday.