Posted on December 18, 2018

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ celebrated Qatar National Day (QND) under the slogan "Qatar will remain free" in the Ashghal village on Monday. H.E Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmed Al Muhannadi, President of the Public Works Authority participated in the celebration events along with the directors, managers and staff of Ashghal.

On this occasion, H.E. Ashghal President extended warmest congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, the government and the people of Qatar. H.E. Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmad Al-Muhannadi pointed out that the strong slogan of this year’s QND celebration, ‘Qatar will remain free’ is a reality we feel in our everyday life. The slogan also shows that we also adhere to a free and promising future for Qatar, stressing that Qatar is strong and unified behind the wise leadership of the country, capable of building a nation with strong willpower to confront all challenges and hurdles.

Ashghal’s QND celebration events were held in the especially setup traditional village that mirrored the classical lifestyle of the people of Qatar. The traditional art exhibits included a photo gallery, classical photographer, craftworks, Ashghal’s mobile lab and enjoyable traditional cuisine. A catching show in the village was of the young engineer who provided opportunity before children to feel the works of Ashghal with a team comprising a project manager, project engineer and labors, followed by a design phase for sketching the plan of a home, hospital, school or a new street etc. - all of which Ashghal works. This show opened opportunity before the young students to work with Ashghal engineers, to expand their knowledge about the engineering tasks and to boost their desire to choose engineering as their future career path.

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As part of QND events, Ashghal also brought guests of the Center for Empowerment and Elderly Care (Ehsan) with participation of older people cheering their past memories and the visitors of Ashghal village warmly welcomed them. Ashghal’s QND events also included thrilling show of Al-Muradah dance by the students of Juwairiyah Bint Al Harith School, reviving the Qatari heritage and bridging communication between the new generations and their indigenous culture.

Ashghal has chosen the heritage village to celebrate QND as an expression of pride in the heritage of the land and the history of its people. The QND celebration event aimed at restoring and strengthening loyalty to the wise leadership of this nation, to emphasize national unity and solidarity, to stand along our leadership and to support all development plans, programmes and initiatives aimed at accomplishing the national vision of Qatar 2030. The importance of QND celebration also implies remembrance of the sacrifices of our ancestors for the renaissance of this noble land and strengthening of concepts of advancement and progress, because, Qatar deserves the best.

In this occasion, Eng. Mohamad Masoud Al Marri, Director of Infrastructure Affairs, extended best wishes and congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani the Amir, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the Father Amir, the State of Qatar and to all the honorable people of Qatar on the occasion of Qatar National Day (QND), expressing his pride and gratitude on this cherished occasion. “Here at the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’, we are keen to deliver the best and attain the efficiency that our beloved country deserves”, he said.

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Eng. Lahdan Sager Al Muhannadi, Director of Buildings Affairs said, “We the people of Qatar would like to renew our vows and pledge to develop the country we have always been proud of, preserve its history and build its future. We strive to do the best we can to develop a foundation for the modern Qatar, as well as contribute to the implementation of infrastructure projects and achieve the sustainable development of the country under the wise leadership of H. H. the Amir of Qatar.”

Eng. Ahmed Mohamed Sharif, Director of Assets Affairs, emphasized that the QND is not only a national occasion celebrated by all people in Qatar, but, it is a reassertion of the distinct history and legacy, and a celebration of the development and progress that the country has reached at all levels, from social to economic, industrial, health, educational and technological developments. He also expressed his pride for being part of Ashghal in serving his country. Eng. Abdussamad Al-Maki, Acting Director of Technical Affairs, expressed his pride in belonging to the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’, the entity devoted to the development of the State of Qatar. QND comes is a reminder to renew our commitment to carry on infrastructure development on par with the highest standards to achieve prosperity for Qatar’s people, and to attain stable and sustainable development for the country.

Whereas Mr. Meshal Sultan Al-Hitmi, Director of Shared Services Affairs at Ashghal comments, “the State of Qatar is undergoing its brightest eras under the wise leadership that strives to establish the remarkable position of Qatar at regional and international levels. While celebrating the national day of our beloved country, everyone stands with pride of the identity of a country that provides endlessly to its people. Our duty is to spare no effort to return the favor.”