Posted on February 11, 2014

Qatalum marked the occasion of Qatar’s National Sports Day, with a celebration that saw the participation of the employees across all of the company’s departments, in addition to its participation in the celebration events of the Department of Industrial Cities Qatar Petroleum in Mesaieed Industrial City.

The celebrations were held in line with the national initiative launched by His Highness Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad AL Thani to support the exercise of sport activities among citizens and residents on Tuesday of the second week of February every year.

Qatalum’s support of National Sports Day forms part of the company’s commitment to urge its staff to exercise sports in line with the general trend of the State of Qatar to encourage and support various kinds of sporting activities. The celebration activities further aimed to encourage positive interaction among workers in the greater Mesaieed Industrial City community, and foster enthusiasm, joy, and friendly competition away from the work environment.

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Qatalum emphasised that Qatar has taken a leading position in the world as a vital investment and economic power, and is continuing to reach for excellence by becoming leading sporting destination with its selection as the host of the Football World Cup in 2022, arguably one of the most important international sporting events. With the establishment of Qatar as host to such an important event, the state of Qataris clearly heading in the right direction and well on its way to achieve its vision for the year 2030 in all arenas.

Qatalum also stressed that supporting the activities of this National Day forms part of reciprocating the Emir's favour, who clearly directs the people towards Qatar to participate in the National Sports Day, an event that highlights the awareness and interaction enjoyed by the people of Qatar and its residents. The company stated that it was honoured to be a part of this national duty, which benefits the health of our people and adds value to the reputation of the State of Qatar.

The Qatalum participation in this celebration, which was organized by the Department of Industrial Cities Qatar Petroleum included numerous favourite sporting activities such as football, basketball, volleyball, tennis and badminton, as well as a number of other events, which included competitions between families, children, and adults, that saw broad spectrum participation.