Posted on February 02, 2020

Qatar University’s (QU) College of Engineering (CENG) successfully launched the four-day World Congress of Engineering and Technology (WCET) at the Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel yesterday, which will continue until Wednesday.

The WCET joins both the IEEE International Conference on Informatics, IoT, and Enabling Technologies (ICIoT’20) and International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC2020). During yesterday’s opening ceremony, a number of local dignitaries spoke at the event including QU President Dr. Hassan Al-Derham, HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Subaie, Es'hailSat Chairperson HE Dr. Hessa Sultan Al-Jaber and President of Public Works Authority 'Ashghal' Dr. Eng Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi.

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CIC 2020 is co-organized by Qatar University, the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), and is sponsored by a number of leading organizations and companies. The sponsors on the platinum category are Qatari Diar, AlSarh Holding Group, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar Rail, Qatar National Tourism Council, and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). The sponsors on the gold category are JH Construction and Al-Waha Contracting and Trading Company. On the silver category are Qatar Building Company, AlTawfeeq and Partners Contracting and WSP.

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ICIoT’20 is sponsored by QNRF, Qatar National Tourism Council, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Ministry of Transport and Communications and Dell. In his speech, Dr. Hassan Rashid Al-Derham said, “The World Congress of Engineering and Technology will include plenary sessions and keynote lectures on various topics related to informatics, e-health, Internet of Things, enabling technologies, artificial intelligence, infrastructure, and construction. We expect that the congress will provide a forum for exchanging technical information, disseminating high-quality research results, presenting new policies and scientific progress in this area.”

In his speech, Dr. Eng Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi said, “The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ continues to implement sustainable infrastructure for the State of Qatar, the country that has proven its place among the ranks of the most advanced countries in the world. Qatar is keen to give the infrastructure, construction and development sector the highest importance in line with the aspirations of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”