Posted on June 06, 2011

In a ceremony held at the Qatar National Theater, winners of the World Environment Day (WED) talent and painting contests held on May 20th and May 27th respectively were announced by the organizing committee.  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) Q.S.C, being  the Platinum sponsor of the event.

“We congratulate all the winners for their excellent work, and further congratulate everyone else that took part in the events,” said Ms. Abeer Al Kalla, Head of Public Relations and Communications at al khaliji “Their originality and creativity truly captured the spirit of World Environment Day.”

Ms. Abeer Al Kalla with Dr. Saif at Al Khaliji booth WED

The painting contest’s winning entries were exhibited to the public at an open house at the award ceremony, which also included performances from school children that brought this year’s events to a colorful close.

For this year’s World Environment Day events in Qatar, al khaliji played a key part in their success by supporting the activities that took place over two weeks.  This year’s celebrations were hosted by the International Academy of Intercultural Development partnering with the Friends of the Environment Center

“We are proud to have played a central role in this year’s WED events,” continued Al Kalla. “al khaliji has always been supporter of Qatar’s Vision 2030, and an advocate of environmental issues in Qatar, and will continue supporting initiatives and programs that bring about public awareness to these matters.  We are a young bank, and investing in the growth and prosperity of this country is central to our growth.”

al khaliji’s World Environment Day 2011 sponsorship is part of an on-going strategy of supporting social and environmental issues affecting Qatar, in line with al khaliji’s corporate social responsibility strategy.  For more information, please visit