Posted on September 28, 2017

MOWASALAT has embarked on a phase wise programme of development to successfully deliver FIFA 2022.

The only ground transport service provider in Qatar catering to all major events in the country, Mowasalat is beefing up its resources in terms of fleet, operation size, drivers, staffing and is adopting training programmes and embracing latest technologies to enhance its services. Mowasalat has introduced 'Preparation of Drivers for Large Events' training programme at the Karwa Driving School (KDS) to prepare cab drivers for mega events being hosted by Qatar. The KDS has got several international accreditations for the quality of training provided by it. 

"Karwa Driving School is equipped with modern training equipment and simulators and trains on an average 490 trainees per day. It provides licences for light vehicles and heavy vehicles, including trailers and buses. It provides Qatari and international driving licences. It also provides 63 professional courses including a course on defensive driving. In addition, we have special arrangements with Qatar Port Authority for CPC training courses for truck drivers," said Mowasalat Chairman Nasser bin Mohammed al Malki. "Since 2006, Karwa Driving School has added and updated many of the training programmes, including the new programme that contains specialised modules for training drivers to handle major international events and forums, which are hosted in Qatar, as part of the country's preparations to host FIFA World Cup 2022,"added Malki.

In this context, Mowasalat Managing Director & CEO Khalid Nasser al Hail said:"Karwa Driving School upgrades and updates itself constantly with training programmes duly accredited by specialist international organisations. Our 'Preparation of Drivers for Large Events' training programme is accredited by Maybo UK which has trained our trainers to deliver this specialised programme to our drivers." For his part, Robert Makondo, Karwa Driving School operations manager, said:"The chairman of Maybo and his specialised training team visited Qatar to train some of our KDS trainers on Conflict Management and Physical Intervention. Upon the completion of each of the mentioned training programmes, the participant trainees were given a certificate accredited worldwide."

source: Qatar Tribune

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