Posted on July 12, 2015

Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) hosted a number of events to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. Some of these events were a suhoor gathering at the logistics stores in Mesaieed and a Quran reciting competition at the head office, in addition to a few other activities and contributions that are commensurate with the spirit of the holy month. In an initiative aimed at enhancing the family bonding of its employees, QPMC hosted a suhoor gathering for all its staff of all nationalities. The event gathered, in one place, all the head office’s Managers, executives and staff with all employees and workers of various sites such as logistic & supply chain division,  port and jetties, Sahara washed sand plant and Nijian sand supply site.

The event began with a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran followed by a speech by the Chief Executive Officer of the company then a number of staff participated by sharing their  own experience with the holy month of Ramadan and its rituals.  Each in their own language, talked about the spirit of the holy month and what it means to them as Muslims, the true meaning of fasting and its virtues, and the good deeds performed during Ramadan such as reading the Quran, performing the Taraweeh prayers, paying alms and charities to the poor and needy.

Speaking on this blessed occasion, QPMC CEO, Engineer Eisa Al Hammadi, thanked all the attendees for their unique efforts and continuous loyalty and urged them to approach him anytime they feel like they needed to, and to approach the company’s legal offices if needed. Al Hammadi said: “With the Holy month of Ramadan coming to an end, we wish to welcome a new chapter and year of positive resolutions. We all make mistakes as we are all human, but I believe in your hard work and together, we can grow to reach new heights. We need your dedication now more than ever.”

QPMC concludes the Holy Month 1 [].jpg“Every single one of you is an ambassador of QPMC; this is the vision that gives us strength and allows us to always appear united. I want us to always be the best example in Qatar.” He added. QPMC concluded the holy month of Ramadan by hosting a Quraan reciting competition for “Al Waqeaa” passage as part of the company’s events highlighting the spirit of Ramadan, the month of the Quraan, and the importance of its traditions and rituals.

The competition, which was attended and witnessed by Imam Sheikh Jumaa Mohammed Sidiq, was held at QPMC’s head office. Commenting on the event, Sheikh Jumaa Mohammed Sidiq praised the company's efforts to revive Ramadan events. He also admired its contribution to the preservation of the traditions of the holy month through encouraging employees to read and memorize the Quraan and the company’s attempt to enhance family bonding amongst its employees in line with the principles of Islam.

QPMC concludes the Holy Month 3 [].jpgQPMC’s events and competitions are part of the company's commitment to perpetuate communication and collaboration between the team members as one family. It is worth mentioning that QPMC recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Belgian engineering consultant, port and logistical operator Rent-A-Port to set up mining operations in the Khatmat Malaha area in the Sultanate of Oman and initiate works on limestone and gabbro quarries in addition to a one kilometer long jetty to quarry and transport over 3 million tons of gabbro and marketable primary materials every year by barges to Qatar.

This comes as part of QPMC's pledge to create a strategic stockpile of aggregates for the country and operates for that matter, a jetty in Lusail area, a Gabbro Berth Terminal in Mesaieed Port, which will have an unloading capacity of 34 million tons a year by 2016, and a floating jetty and stockpile in Ras Laffan which as above mentioned to import 7.5 million tons of gabbro per annum. In addition to developing gabbro quarries outside of Qatar, mainly in Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE and Khatmat Malaha in Oman, and the sea logistic supply chain; QPMC also produces washed sand and is constructing a cement silo at the gabbro berths to store and discharge over 2 million tons of imported cement annually to meet any increased demand.