Posted on February 12, 2015

In commitment to culture of healthy lifestyles in Qatari community, Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) took part in the sports activities organized by the Ministry of Transport, on the occasion on Qatar’s Fourth National Sports Day, in a family day full of fun and entertainment.

Qatar Rail’s participation in the event came from its commitment to sports initiatives that are in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility program, and which includes all aspects of development in Qatar in order to achieve environmental sustainability and social and cultural development and to promote humanitarian efforts. The annual sports event is in compliance with the Emiri decree No. (80) for the year 2011 , which consists of adopting Tuesday of the second  week of February to celebrate the National Sports Day every year.

Qatar Rail alongside MOT celebrates 2 [].jpgCommenting on the occasion, Eng. Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Turki Al Subaie, Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Qatar Rail, said: “Qatar Rail was keen on participating with the Ministry of Transport in the activities of the National Sports Day to celebrate this event, especially that the ministry brought together all stakeholders and relevant companies in the transport sector.” “Qatar Rail projects are based on a fundamental pillar to use the trains and practice short-distance walking when navigating between the Doha Metro stations. The National Day was also a great opportunity to encourage walking in short distances, as this can carry a positive impact on the health of individuals,” he added.

Subaie also assured that “Qatar has become a global capital of sports by hosting many of the world championships.” He indicated that “dedicating an annual day for this purpose helps citizens and residents to enjoy a family day of entertainment away from the pressures of work.” The sports event took place at Matar El Khor and joined prominent companies such as Mowasalat, Qatar Ports Management Company, Civil Aviation Authority and Qatar Aeronautical College.

Qatar Rail alongside MOT celebrates 3 [].jpgIn turn, Eng. Saad Ahmed Al Mohannadi, CEO of Qatar Rail, said: "Qatar Rail participated in the event this year, alongside the Ministry of Transport, to express its interest in sports activity and their commitment to this annual important annual occasion at the state level. Through its participation, Qatar Rail aimed to achieve a number of goals, mainly upgrading the level of the active healthy life and encouraging employees to enjoy physical training and commit to healthy practices that can preserve their health.”

“In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and commitment to its most important pillar aimed at human development, Qatar Rail shows interest in sports throughout the year and brings together its staff and companies operating in its projects in a sportive atmosphere, in addition to the company’s participation in the Aspire championship and number of distinguished events that aim to promote a better lifestyle,” he added.