*HE the Minister of Energy and Industry presides over Energy and Industry Sector’s 18th Annual Qatarisation Review meeting
Qatar’s energy industry has shown strong resilience, adaptability, and determination to mitigate the impact of the blockade on the country’s businesses, said HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada.
Presiding over the Energy and Industry Sector’s 18th Annual Qatarisation Review meeting, al-Sada said, “This has not weakened our businesses, but rather enhanced their innovative capabilities.”
Al-Sada highlighted the importance of the efforts to enhance competitiveness in the world market.
He emphasised on the importance of concentrating on developing the strength in the technical field including vocational education, as it is the backbone of the industry.
He encouraged all participants to be “more innovative in their efforts to attract, develop, and retain” Qataris especially those with technical education and training.
The meeting was attended by Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, Qatar Petroleum president & CEO along with senior executives and representatives from the 35 participating companies in the sector’s Strategic Qatarisation Plan, and senior executives from Qatar’s education community.
During the meeting, the sector’s 10th Annual Qatarisation Awards were presented by al-Sada in the presence of al-Kaabi to honour those companies that have shown excellence in the field of Qatarisation during 2017.
Recipients of the prestigious Qatarisation Crystal Awards were Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco) for “Support and Liaison with the Education Sector”; Occidental Petroleum Qatar for “Supporting Qatarisation”; Qatar Gas Transport Company for “Support for training and development”; and Qatar Chemical Company for “Best Qatarisation progress”.
Annual Qatarisation certificates were also presented to Qatar Steel Company for “Support and liaison with the education sector”; Qatar Shell GTL for “Supporting Qatarisation”; and Qatar Fertiliser Company for “Support for training and development”.