Monday 27, June 2016

Doha – MENA Herald: Alfardan Group has extended its full support to the highly successful Watany Qatar media campaign launched recently to celebrate the country’s continuing socio-economic prosperity and strength under the leadership of H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. As Gold Sponsor, the Group has demonstrated once again its unparalleled commitment to key strategic endeavors seeking to promote Qatar’s leading position in all fronts at the regional and international levels.

Alfardan Group was honored together with other campaign sponsors in a ceremony organized at the Regency Halls on June 25, 2016. The campaign was officially launched during the festive national commemoration of ‘Qatar Loyalty Day’ held to celebrate the inspiring leadership of H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, as well as recognize the significant contributions, hard work, and loyalty of the country’s citizens and residents. A group of high-level Alfardan executives were present during the ceremony to accept the award for Alfardan Group.

Omar Alfardan, President and CEO, Alfardan Group, said: “For decades, Alfardan Group has proven its unrivaled commitment to the country’s wise leaders and their vision of making Qatar one of the world’s most progressive states. Under the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, Qatar is steadily pursuing a new phase of development to build a modern and sustainable society for all our citizens and residents. We are proud to contribute to such an important endeavor by carrying out projects, initiatives, and programs that are aligned with the four pillars of development, namely economic, environmental, human, and social, in Qatar’s 2030 National Vision.”

“These four important elements of Qatar’s vision are instilled in all our activities, whether through workforce development, community initiatives, environmental management projects, and internal processes and procedures. This is clearly demonstrated in our support for the Watany Qatar campaign and all its aspirations. We look forward to continuously contributing to Qatar’s important efforts to build a more sustainable future for our country’s coming generations,” the President and CEO added.

Launched by the United Media Centre (UMC) Executive Department, an independent media center that regulates interstate and international information, the Watany Qatar campaign focuses on three factors that have driven Qatar’s impressive growth over the centuries. These are Qatar’s heritage and civilization, economic development and projects; the Emir’s vision to build a progressive country whose achievements will be well-recognized overseas; and Qatar National Vision 2030 and its impact on the community through the help and concerted efforts of all citizens, residents, and the government and private sectors.

Qatar has witnessed remarkable economic growth, especially in the last few years, with continued increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The same body also identifies Qatar as having the highest GDP per capita in the world.

In line with the project, Qatar’s outstanding achievements are featured in a comprehensive book titled “Watany Qatar: For Qatar We Live”, with leading public and private entities taking a prominent spot on its pages. These public and private organizations have been recognized for their invaluable contributions to Qatar’s socio-economic progress. The book is available at the Emir’s office, royal family offices, headquarters of all ministries and government entities, select private companies such as banks and hotels, airports, and Qatar’s embassies abroad.

The awarding ceremony at the Regency Halls was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage in cooperation with the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).