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Qatar Construction wins Olympic Committee title

Qatar Construction Company won the title of the Olympic Football Championship in its 28th edition for the first time after beating in the final against Umm Al-Nafi’i two goals during the meeting which brought the two teams at the Stadium of Doha in the presence of a large crowd.

Ibrahim Fawzi scored the winner’s goals in the 51.55th minute and gave his team the title amid great joy for the fans who followed the meeting and the company’s officials.

The event is part of the Qatar Olympic Committee’s active campaign to promote health awareness through education and awareness of the importance of sport in the lives of all members of society.

The game was very strong and was only settled in the second half with the defense of both teams in the first half, but Fawzi’s skill settled the score and led his team to win in just 4 minutes.

While the team won the police union in the third place after beating the Al-Wa’ab penalty shootout 7-6 after the end of the original time with a draw with no goals to get the team to 30 thousand riyals value of the third prize for the physical, while the Qatari building won the first place prize 60 thousand riyals and won second place Um Al Nafi’i team for 40 thousand riyals.

The final day of the championship witnessed the presence of a large number of officials of the Olympic Committee, namely Ishaq Al Hashemi, Head of Activities and Events Department of the Olympic Committee Director of the tournament and Fahd Mulla, head of the Relations and Ceremonies Committee in the campaign of Qatar active, in addition to Mansour Al Ansari Secretary General of the Football Association and Saleh Saqr Director of Doha Stadium in addition to attend Massive.

Al Ansari, accompanied by Mulla, Saleh, Saqr and Ishaq Al Hashimi, crowned the medal winners and the Qatar Cup champions for the 28th edition of the championship.

Al-Hashemi expressed his great happiness for the excellent organizational success of this edition, stressing that the Olympic Football Championship is one of the most important activities in Qatar’s active campaign and the great participation of the team which reached 14 teams is a clear indication of the success of this version.

On the technical level of the championship, Al-Hashemi said: Qatar’s construction team was a strong surprise as it was not among the candidates for the title under the control of certain teams for the title in the last 5 years, but this time the championship was full of surprises and a clear evidence of the strength of performance and high technical level of the championship.

For his part, Bader Mustapawi, Commercial Director of Qatar Construction Group, expressed his great pleasure in winning the championship for the first time and in the first participation in the championship, stressing that the coronation of the title came with the approval of the Lord of the Worlds.

He thanked the Organizing Committee for the championship and the Qatar campaign for its excellent organization, hoping that this tournament will continue in the future and achieve greater success.

Ashghal signs contracts for infrastructure projects with a value exceeding QR 5 Billion

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announced the signing of 12 infrastructure contracts with an estimated value of QR 5 billion and QR 533 million, including seven construction contracts under the Local Roads and Drainage Programme, one contract under the Expressway Programme, in addition to four contracts for sewerage stations projects.

With the signing of these contracts, the total value of contracts Ashghal awarded from beginning of January until now exceeds QR 26 billion. This includes infrastructure contracts with a value of QR 22 billion and QR 628 million, and building projects contracts with a value of QR 2 billion and QR 543 million, in addition to contracts for the operation and maintenance of roads and sewerage networks with a value of QR 762 million. H.E. Eng. Nasser bin Ali Al Mawlawi, President of the Public Works Authority, signed the 12 new contracts with the representatives of awarded contractors in the presence of directors of related Ashghal departments. (Click here to read the president’s speech)

The contracts signed under the Local Roads and Drainage Programme included: The construction and development of East Aziziya, as well as the construction and development of the roads and infrastructure of the North Part of New Slata (Zone 40), the West of Al Wakrah (Package 1, Phase – 2,), Rawdat Abal Heeran (Package 2), the North of Bani Hajer (Phase – 2, Package 7) and preparatory works and building walls in Al Khor industrial Area “Abal Grarees”(Package 5). This is in addition to a flow diversion scheme in Al Wajbah and New Al Rayyan to the North Doha treatment station.

Under the Expressway Programme, one contract was signed for the construction and development of Lejmailya, Al Otouriyah and Al Shahhaniya. It is also worth mentioning that during the current year the fourth phase of construction of the New Orbital Road and Truck Route was signed with a value of QR3, 348,000,000.

As for the sewerage projects contracts, those include: the design, construction, operation and maintenance of Al Shamal Sewage Treatment Works (STW), thedesign and construction of the second phase expansion to the industrial area’s Sewage Treatment Facility (STF), the design, build, operation and maintenance of Al Dhakhira Sewage Treatment Works (STW), transfer pumping station and associated pipelines, and the design and build of Doha West Sewage Treatment Works (DWSTW) extension number 5.

Following are details of the contracts:

First: Local Roads and Drainage Contracts

1. The construction and development of East Aziziya:

This QR 217,073,527 contract has been awarded to Leighton Contracting Qatar W.L.L.

The project will start in Q4, 2014, and is due to be completed by Q4, 2016.

The project will include the development of the east Aziziya area — which covers 720,000square metres and include 740 residential plots — by constructing storm water drainage, sewage networks, and treated sewage effluent networks as well as the construction of road entrance and exits, parking lots, artscape and landscape features.

2. The construction and development of the roads and infrastructure of the North Part of New Slata (Zone 40):

This QR 289,749,729 contract has been awarded to a joint venture between Al Mohanna Trading & Contracting and Puentes Y Calzadas Infraestructuras, S.L.U.

The project started in Q3, 2014, and is due to be completed by Q3, 2016. The project is located in the north part of New Slata within the Doha Municipality (Zone 40). The project area is estimated at about 270 thousand square meters and will benefit around 696 plots of land. The project will include the development of roads and infrastructure to provide storm water drainage, sewage networks, and treated sewage effluent networks for irrigation. The project will also include the development of internal roads 24 km long, with a width between 12 and 30 metres, in addition to street lighting, parking lots, pedestrian paths and cycleways, and artscape and landscape features.

3. The construction and development of the roads and infrastructure West of Al Wakrah (Package 1, Phase – 2,):

This QR 490,240,090 contract has been awarded to a joint venture between Lane Mideast Qatar, Solid General Construction, and Tadmur Contracting.

The project started in Q3, 2014 and is due to be completed by Q3, 2016. The project is located in Zone 90, on the western outskirts of the existing Wakrah City, and is bound by the Wukair Road to the north, the Wakrah Bypass to the west and south, and existing residential areas to the east. The project area is initially being developed as a residential area with commercial, government, entertainment and supporting facilities.

As part of this project, roads and infrastructure will be developed in West Wakrah over three packages, the first package covers an area of one million and 800 thousand square metres. The project will include the development of roads and infrastructure to provide storm water drainage, sewage networks, and treated sewage effluent networks for irrigation. In addition, the project will include the development of internal roads, street lighting, parking lots, road entrance and exits, a network of pedestrian paths and cycleways, and artscape and landscape features.

4. The construction and development of the roads and infrastructure in Rawdat Abal Heeran (Package 2):

This QR 544,991,076 contract has been awarded to a joint venture between Teyseer Contracting Co. W.L.L and Consolidated Contractors Group S.A.L (Offshore) (CCC).

The project will start in Q4 2014, and is due to be completed by Q4 2016. Rawdat Abal Heeran (Package 2) covers 2,180,000,000 square metres over a vast area of open desert in the western outskirts of Doha (Zone 53). The project will consist of the development of roads and infrastructure to provide water drainage, sewage networks, and treated sewage effluent networks for irrigation as well as the development of internal roads, road entrance and exits, street lighting, parking lots, pedestrian paths and cycleways, and artscape and landscape features.

5. The construction and development of the roads and infrastructure in the North of BaniHajer (Phase – 02, Package 7):

This QR 322,700,000 contract has been awarded to a joint venture between Teyseer Contracting Co. W.L.L and Consolidated Contractors Group S.A.L (Offshore) (CCC).

The project will start in Q1 2015, and is due to be completed by Q4 2016.

The project will include the development of local roads and infrastructure in the Bani Hajer area, north of Doha which is part of Al-Rayyan municipality and located approximately 10 km west of Doha’s central region. The project covers around 1,350,000,000 square metres and the major infrastructure improvements being implemented as part of the project include the construction of linking roads and paved roads granting access to existing and future housing units that will be built at the project site. The project will also include the construction of secondary roads linking between the local roads and neighbouring main and secondary roads network, in addition to developing pedestrian paths, road signs, street lighting, and the installation of fences, street signals, and traffic control systems.

Furthermore, the project will consist of the development of storm water drainage, sewage networks, and treated sewage effluent networks for irrigation as well as and artscape and landscape features alongside the roads.

6. Preliminary works contract and construction of boundary wallin Al-Khor industrial Area, AbalGrarees (Package 5):

This QR 61,320,947 contract has been awarded to ALCAT Contracting Company.

The project will start in Q1 2015, and is due to be completed by Q4 2015. The project which consists of 5 packages will include the development of roads and infrastructure of Al Khor industrial area. Package 05 is the first package of the project and includes installing a boundary wall in Al Khor’s new industrial area. The boundary wall is made of pre-cast concrete and is 2.6 m high over a length of approximately 9 km.

The flow diversion schemes in Al-Wajbah and New Al-Rayyan, north of Doha:

This QR 118,250,500 contract has been awarded to Bin Omran Trading & Contracting Co.

The project started in Q3 2014, and is due to be completed by Q3 2015. The project is located north of Muaither area which is part of Al-Rayyan Municipality and includes the construction of a deep sewage tunnel which is 6.3 km long and a depth of 6 to 21 m. This is one of several projects throughout Doha to replace pumping stations with gravity drainage systems.

Second: Expressway Programme Contract

The construction and development of Al-Jemailya, Al-Otouriyah, and Al-Shahhaniyah:
This QR 668,930,214 contract has been awarded to Qatar Building Co. (QBC)

The project will start in Q1 2015, and is due to be completed by Q4 2016.

The project stretches from the centre of the State Doha to the North West. It will include the development of the existing Al-Shahhaniyah-Al-Jemailiya road passing by Al Otouriyah over a length of 28.7 km. The project will include the construction of a two-lane road in each direction separated by a median island, with the possibility of adding a third lane in each direction in the future. The project is distinguished by its pedestrian paths and cycleways along the side of the road.

In addition, the project will include the construction of four main intersections, namely: Al-JemailyaRoad with the roundabout leading to the camel race track, Al-Jemailya Road with the Al-Kharib, Al-Jemailya Road with the roundabout leading to Al-Otouriyah, and Al-Jemailiya Road with the roundabout leading to Al-Ghuwairyah. The road is designed to accommodate about 1,000 vehicles per day. The project moreover comprises the development of services and infrastructure facilities to include rainwater drainage, and smart transport systems. Additionally, the project will include the operation, installation and maintenance of electrical sub-stations.It is also worth mentioning that camel underpasses will also be developed to facilitate their access to the camel race track located within the project area.

Third: Sewage Treatment Facilities Projects

1. The design, build, operation and maintenance of of Al Dhakhira Sewage Treatment Works (STW):

This QR 1,510,955,000 contract has been awarded to a joint venture between Hyundai Rotem and Aqualia Mace.

The project will start in Q1 2015, and is due to be completed by Q3 2018.

The project will include the design and building of a Sewage Treatment Facility (STF) with a capacity of 56,200 cubic meters per day to treat effluents generated from the Al Khor and Al Dhakhira areas. The facility will use the latest in high-tech advanced electrical and mechanical equipment to improve the quality of treated effluent in such a way to ensure constancy of the required quality. The sewage treatment will involve many stages and the treated effluent will be used for irrigation and landscaping. The sewage sludge resulting from sewage treatment will also be processed and used as backfill material and compost.

The project also includes the modification of the existing pumping station in Al Khor in order to handle the sewage generated from residential and service projects planned for the region, the construction of a sewage pumping station to pump sewage form the existing treating facility in Al Dhakhira and Al Khor to the new Sewage Treatment Facility in Al Dhakhira. Additionally, the project will include the operation and maintenance of the entire plant for 10 years from the date of the completion of the design and construction works.

2. The design and build of Doha West Sewage Treatment Works (DWSTW):

This QR 797,000,000 contract has been awarded to a joint venture between Degremont SA and Marubeni Corporation.

The project will start in Q1 2015, and is due to be completed by Q3 2017. This project will include the expansion of Doha West Sewage Treatment Works in order to increase the capacity of the station by 104,500 cubic meters per day so that the total capacity reaches 280,000 cubic meters per day. The expansion works include the expansion of secondary and tertiary treatment, processing and drying sludge, in addition to the development of a new system for sterilizing treated effluent. The project also includes the construction of a pump station for effluent treatment plant.

3. The design, build, operation and maintenance of Al-ShamalSewage Treatment Works (STW):

This QR 238,515,309 contract has been awarded to a joint venture between Larsen & Toubro Limited and Waterleau Group N.V (Consortium).

The project will start in Q1 2015, and is due to be completed by Q1 2017. The project will include the design and construction of wastewater treatment plant in the north. The facility will use the latest in high-tech advanced electrical and mechanical equipment to improve the quality of treated effluent and to operate the station with the minimal manpower in such a way to ensure constancy of the required quality. The amount of generated sewage flow for this project can reach up to 7500 cubic meters/day. Additionally, the project will include the operation and maintenance of the entire plant for 10 years from the date of the end of the design and construction works.

4. The design and construction of the second phase expansion to the industrial area’s Sewage Treatment Facility (STF):

This QR 237,521,221 contract has been awarded to Six Construct Ltd. Co.

The project will start in Q1 2015, and is due to be completed by Q1 2017. The project will increase the capacity of the industrial area treatment plant from 30,000 to 60,000 cubic meters per day. The facility will use the latest in high-tech advanced electrical and mechanical equipment to improve the quality of treated effluent and to operate the station with the minimal manpower in such a way to ensure constancy of the required quality.

Final contract for Seef Lusail South Project awarded

The Lusail Real Estate Development Company (LREDC) has awarded the final phase of the CP07A-1A Waterfront Commercial / Seef Lusail South Infrastructure works contract to a consortium comprising the Hamad bin Khalid Contracting Co. and the Qatar Building Company (HBK-QBC).

LREDC, Qatar’s largest Greenfield developer and a subsidiary of the Qatari Diar Real Estate Company, awarded the contract to HBK-QBC amid other tender bids put forth by various Qatari contractors.

Stressing the importance of working with local contractors for the successful development of Lusail City, LREDC’s CEO Eng. Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari, said: “Lusail is eager to cooperate with local contractors, who in many ways comprise the backbone of Qatar’s local economy, and we are therefore proud of our association with some of the strongest local businesses.”

“At the LREDC we will continue to seek out collaborations with local engineering and contracting firms through our many forums and seminars, while ensuring that companies who wish to bid for future tenders are provided sufficient time for planning and coordination.”

Commenting on the recently awarded contract, H.E Sheikh Ali Bin Hamad Bin Khalid Al Thani, President of HBK Contracting Co said: “HBK is honored to take part in the innovative Lusail project. Being entrusted to help build one of the biggest and most state-of-the-art cities in Qatar, we are committed to delivering outstanding infrastructure that the nation will be proud of.”

Mr. Ali Mustafawi, Managing Director for QBC confirmed that The HBK-QBC JV has already begun preliminary works on the aforementioned project, which is planned for completion in early 2016.

The scope of work for the recently awarded infrastructural development contract includes the construction of highway roads for the South of Seef Lusail Waterfront Commercial including paving of footpaths, the installation of street lights, signs, traffic signals and equipment for speed radars.

In addition to the development of sewage networks, storm water as well as potable water and irrigation systems, the works will also include the development and connection of power grids and telecommunications networks, as well as connections to central water, gas, district cooling, and waste management networks.

The contract will also see HBK-QBC construct adjoining intersections to the Lusail ring road, as well as railway lines and bridges linking the waterfront with the Qatar Entertainment City.

Lusail City project one step closer

Lusail contract award ceremony: Officials at a ceremony to mark the awarding of a major Lusail City infrastructure works contract by the Lusail Real Estate Development Company (LREDC) to a consortium comprising Hamad Bin Khalid Contracting Company and Qatar Building Company. Lusail City, master-planned by Qatari Diar and developed by LREDC, is one of the largest and most elaborate developments being undertaken around the world, over a substantial area of 38sq km where more than 250,000 people will live and work on project completion.

LREDC, a subsidiary of the Qatari Diar Real Estate Company, has awarded a major contract to a consortium comprising HBK-QBC

In a significant step towards realising Lusail City, a visionary Qatari development, the Lusail Real Estate Development Company (LREDC) has awarded the final phase of the CP07A-1A Waterfront Commercial/Seef Lusail South Infrastructure works contract to a consortium comprising Hamad Bin Khalid Contracting and Qatar Building Company (HBK-QBC).

LREDC, a subsidiary of the Qatari Diar Real Estate Company, awarded the contract to HBK-QBC amid other tender bids put forth by various Qatari contractors.

Stressing the importance of working with local contractors for the successful development of Lusail City, LREDC CEO Essa Mohamed Ali Kaldari said: “Lusail is eager to co-operate with local contractors who, in many ways, comprise the backbone of Qatar’s local economy, and we are therefore proud of our association with some of the strongest local businesses.”

HBK Contracting Company president Sheikh Ali bin Hamad bin Khalid al-Thani said that HBK was honoured to take part in the “innovative Lusail project”.

QBC managing director Ali Mustafawi confirmed that the HBK-QBC JV had already begun preliminary works on the project which is planned for completion in early 2016.

The scope of work for the infrastructural development contract includes the construction of highway roads for the South of Seef Lusail Waterfront Commercial including paving of footpaths, installation of street lights, signs, traffic signals and equipment for speed radars.

In addition to the development of sewage networks, storm water as well as potable water and irrigation systems, the work will also include the development and connection of power grids and telecommunication networks, as well as connections to central water, gas, district cooling, and waste management
networks.

The contract will also see HBK-QBC construct adjoining intersections to the Lusail ring road, as well as railway lines and bridges linking the waterfront with the Qatar Entertainment City.

Lusail City, master-planned by Qatari Diar and developed by LREDC, is one of the largest and most elaborate developments being undertaken around the world, over a substantial area of 38sq km where more than 250,000 people will live and work on project completion.

The final phase of the Saif Lusail project was awarded

Lusail Real Estate Development Company has launched a tender for the development of utility facilities for the two commercial waterfront and southern Seif Lusail facades of the consortium of Hamad Bin Khaled Contracting and QBC, following the competition of more than one Qatari company to win this award. Tender.

Lusail has always been keen to cooperate with local contractors who are the mainstay of the local economy, and we are proud of our collaboration with one of the best local construction companies,” said Essa Galadari, CEO of Lusail. This business fits in with Lucille, which is classified as a smart city built to the latest international models.

HE Sheikh Ali Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Chairman of Hamad Bin Khaled, said: “We are delighted to join the developers network in this huge project, which represents the largest real estate development project in the region. Qatar.

Mr. Ali Al-Mustafawi, General Manager of Qatar Construction Company (QBC), confirmed that the consortium has started preliminary work on the project and is expected to be completed by early 2016.

The project includes the construction of highways, paved roads, road lighting, bridges, signs and traffic signs, special equipment for speed radars, sewage networks, rain drainage, potable water systems and irrigation systems, electricity distribution networks and stations, The central network of water, gas and cooling and waste collection network, as well as the processing of intersections with Lusail ring road, rail bridges and bridges that reach the waterfront in Qatar entertainment city.

The central sector, known as the heart of the city of Lucille, includes the commercial waterfront area, which is similar to the marina design, the Lucille and Plaza area, which together form the iconic face of the city of Lucille, the financial center and the commercial street, Built in Qatar so far.

The projects of the central sector are large, including the implementation of drilling work estimated at eight million cubic meters, concrete work of about 2 million cubic meters, the construction of roads with an area of ​​450 thousand square meters, in addition to the implementation of hundreds of kilometers of drinking water, irrigation, Rainfall, all of these works are scheduled to be completed in two to three years.

It is worth mentioning that the city of Lusail extends over an area of ​​38 square kilometers, and is the largest project for the development of real estate in the State of Qatar, is scheduled to accommodate the city of 200 thousand residents and about 170 thousand employees and nearly 80 thousand visitors.

QNB signs an agreement with exclusive agent for Hyundai Qatar Building Company

Qatar National Bank (QNB), the World’s strongest bank, has signed an agreement with a leading local company QBC. The agreement comes as part of QNB’s ongoing commitment to offer its business clients a variety of products and services that are considered to be essential components of any successful enterprise and entrepreneur.

QNB, through its Business Banking division, has launched an equipment finance program tailored at the small and medium companies in the construction sector in Qatar. Financing ranges from 75% to 84% of the equipment’s value and is available for between one to three years.

QBC is a leading Heavy Equipment’s supplier and is the exclusive agent for HYUNDAI in Qatar which is now included in QNB’s equipment finance program. The joint agreement is part of QNB’s Business Banking Program also known as “BB”, which is an innovative platform complete with detailed business oriented solutions offered by QNB.

As per the new agreement, QBC will be referring their HYUNDAI customers to QNB in order to assist with the financing of their purchases. The equipment which is eligible includes: Crawler Excavators, Wheel Excavators, Diesel Forklifts, Backhoe Loaders, Skid Loaders, Skid Steer Loaders Wheel Loaders, Rollers and Breakers. Under the terms of the agreement QNB will offer competitive finance rates to QBC’s customers and QBC will ensure the servicing of the equipment.

To coincide with the finalizing of the agreement, the first QNB customer to finance their purchase of HYUNDAI equipment will be offered by QBC a business class trip to visit the HYUNDAI manufacturing facility in Korea. Once there, the customer will have the chance to be introduced to HYUNDAI’s latest product range. Also, the top three QNB customers will be offered the opportunity to travel free to Korea, with the compliments of QBC.

During the signing ceremony Mr. Hamad Al-Jamali QNB’s Acting AGM for SME stated “We are very pleased that QBC has joined our equipment finance program. As a premium supplier of quality equipment we view the inclusion of the HYUNDAI brand as a major endorsement of our program”

Signing on behalf of QBC Mr. Bader Mustafawi, Commercial Manager said:”We believe that our customers will be best served by QNB due to their very competitive financing rates, quick turnaround time and quality service they offer from multiple locations.”

For more information about the “Equipment Finance program”, please visit our website: qnb.com.qa, or contact us at: 44407777.

Qatar Building Company wins CSR Initiative award

Qatar Building Company saw off tough competition last night to win the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year at the Construction Week Qatar Awards 2013.

The company was praised as ‘standing out in understanding the broad range of CSR through well planned local community initiatives and improvement schemes for labour and staff.’

Summing up this company’s approach, one judge said this company operates a ‘working and demonstrable CSR policy’.

Nigel Cope, CEO of Coins Group, which sponsored the category, was on stage to present the award to Riad Abu Qaoud, Qatar Building Company’s general manager.

“It’s a fantastic feeling to win and great thanks to Construction Week Qatar,” said Qaoud.

“We have many workers and QBC and we feel it is really important to look after them. We believe it is really important to invest in human beings.”

“We are a good example for other companies to follow in this regard, and despite being one of the leaders, we are constantly looking to improve.”

It was an extremely hard-fought contest, with the judging panel highly commending Arab Engineering Bureau, saying the company is a ‘consistent leader’ in the field and ‘pursuing excellence’ in corporate social responsibility.

In its third year, this edition of the awards was supported by platinum sponsor Hyder Consulting and gold sponsors FAMCO and ETA Star.

A selection of independent industry experts judged the award. The top entries from Qatar will go on to compete against others from across the GCC, in the final of the Construction Week Awards 2013, held in Dubai in December.

Qatar Rail project to benefit local private sector: Sheikh Khalifa

Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani has said the involvement of local companies in the Doha Metro and Rail projects will support the national economy and benefit the country’s private sector.
“The decision of Qatar Rail to integrate Qatari companies in the Doha Metro and Rail projects won by foreign companies’ represents a real support to the country’s economy, strengthens the private sector role and enables it to benefit as much as possible,” he said.
Sheikh Khalifa considered Qatar Rail’s initiative “very useful” for the local companies and provides new vistas of opportunity in a new industrial venture.
“This integration didn’t happen before with any local company in any railway project. Thus, we look forward to seeing the Qatari companies benefiting from the proceeds of the projects carried out in Qatar, which we consider a national right. We wish that all companies will follow Qatar Rail’s strategy in this regard”.
Abdul Aziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa, Qatar Development Bank executive director (Strategic Planning and Business Development), said: “There is no doubt that the contribution of local companies in the consortia which were awarded contracts for the Doha Metro Project, will help in transferring the knowledge to these reputed companies.
“This will help reduce risks that may surround the project itself and will definitely support the small and medium enterprises associated with Qatar Rail, which will have a positive impact on the economy”.
Qatar Rail aims at gaining experience and technology and pushes the contribution of private sector in the development process. There are clear and strict instructions from the steering committee, to provide the private sector with all the information needed.
Upon completion of Qatar Railway projects, thousands of job opportunities will be available. There will be a lot of opportunities for the local market.
“For specialised work, Qatar Rail is conducting many programmes to train employees, while there will be some work that will be moved from abroad so that our local market will gain experience from them,” he said.
Qatar Building Company (QBC) managing director Ali Mustafawi said: “The efforts of Qatar Rail to implement such a huge project will have a positive and immediate impact on all business sectors in Qatar. This is especially due to the fact that the scope of work will attract a large number of experienced employees and high-quality foreign companies.
He said this will help small, medium and large businesses to “recover”, especially in real estate, banking, retail, education and health sectors.
“The Qatari construction company is looking to invest its expertise and capacity to build the infrastructure of Qatar through synergy with foreign companies for the construction of underground stations, which is considered one of Qatar’s largest projects”, Mustafawi added.
Qatar Rail project will offer investment opportunities and will develop rail industry in Qatar. It will also help in developing the country’s human resources, since it offers many job opportunities as well.
Providing an opportunity to the private sector is one of Qatar Rail’s top priorities; the company has granted all tenders related to its logistics to Qatari companies.
Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani has said the involvement of local companies in the Doha Metro and Rail projects will support the national economy and benefit the country’s private sector.
“The decision of Qatar Rail to integrate Qatari companies in the Doha Metro and Rail projects won by foreign companies’ represents a real support to the country’s economy, strengthens the private sector role and enables it to benefit as much as possible,” he said.
Sheikh Khalifa considered Qatar Rail’s initiative “very useful” for the local companies and provides new vistas of opportunity in a new industrial venture.
“This integration didn’t happen before with any local company in any railway project. Thus, we look forward to seeing the Qatari companies benefiting from the proceeds of the projects carried out in Qatar, which we consider a national right. We wish that all companies will follow Qatar Rail’s strategy in this regard”.
Abdul Aziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa, Qatar Development Bank executive director (Strategic Planning and Business Development), said: “There is no doubt that the contribution of local companies in the consortia which were awarded contracts for the Doha Metro Project, will help in transferring the knowledge to these reputed companies.
“This will help reduce risks that may surround the project itself and will definitely support the small and medium enterprises associated with Qatar Rail, which will have a positive impact on the economy”.
Qatar Rail aims at gaining experience and technology and pushes the contribution of private sector in the development process. There are clear and strict instructions from the steering committee, to provide the private sector with all the information needed.
Upon completion of Qatar Railway projects, thousands of job opportunities will be available. There will be a lot of opportunities for the local market.
“For specialised work, Qatar Rail is conducting many programmes to train employees, while there will be some work that will be moved from abroad so that our local market will gain experience from them,” he said.
Qatar Building Company (QBC) managing director Ali Mustafawi said: “The efforts of Qatar Rail to implement such a huge project will have a positive and immediate impact on all business sectors in Qatar. This is especially due to the fact that the scope of work will attract a large number of experienced employees and high-quality foreign companies.
He said this will help small, medium and large businesses to “recover”, especially in real estate, banking, retail, education and health sectors.
“The Qatari construction company is looking to invest its expertise and capacity to build the infrastructure of Qatar through synergy with foreign companies for the construction of underground stations, which is considered one of Qatar’s largest projects”, Mustafawi added.
Qatar Rail project will offer investment opportunities and will develop rail industry in Qatar. It will also help in developing the country’s human resources, since it offers many job opportunities as well.
Providing an opportunity to the private sector is one of Qatar Rail’s top priorities; the company has granted all tenders related to its logistics to Qatari companies.
Full article in Gulf Times: http://www.gulf-times.com/business/191/details/358379/qatar-rail-project-to-benefit-local-private-sector:-sheikh-khalifa. Full article in Gulf Times: http://www.gulf-times.com/business/191/details/358379/qatar-rail-project-to-benefit-local-private-sector:-sheikh-khalifa.