Posted on June 14, 2016

Ras Laffan Industrial City’s Community Outreach Programme (RLIC-COP) extended support to Al Shamal Municipality for installing solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones in three public parks of Al Shamal Area. The project also includes setting up of shaded areas with solar-powered lights in two beaches in the area.

The project, part of Al Shamal Municipality’s environment conservation efforts and sustainability development initiatives, includes installation of 10 solar charging stations in Al Ruwais, Ain Sinan and Abu Dhalouf public parks and setting up of 34 shaded areas with solar lights in the Abu Dhalouf and Al Ruwais beaches. The solar-powered mobile charging station is called the “Solar Multi-Function Charging Tree” with each of the 10 stations having two light poles which can provide eight hours of continuous lighting.

With a vision to create a respectful and trustworthy partnership between the energy industry and community, the RLIC-COP offers support to sustainable initiatives for the benefit of the local community in Al Khor and Northern Areas of Qatar. The RLIC-COP was established by the seven leading energy companies operating in Ras Laffan Industrial City: Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas, RasGas, Al Khaleej Gas, Dolphin Energy, Pearl GTL, and Oryx GTL.

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Qatargas is managing this project on behalf of the RLIC-COP and commenting on this initiative, Azzam Abdul Aziz Al-Mannai, Public Relations Manager of Qatargas, said: “The RLIC Community Outreach Programme is proud to support Al Shamal Municipality in offering this new service to the northern community residents. Representing the energy industry in Qatar, we are supportive of developing and utilizing alternative energy solutions for the common good. This initiative by Al Shamal Municipality is a commendable step in line with the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and we wholeheartedly support it as part of our corporate social responsibility programme.”

On his part, Hamad Juma Jassim Al Mannai, Director of Al Shamal Municipality, said: “I would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to RLIC-COP for its support to this unique initiative by Al Shamal Municipality which stems from our commitment to developing sustainable solutions by utilising solar energy as a renewable and clean source of energy. The RLIC-COP, as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy, is playing an important role in supporting the local community to undertake sustainable initiatives across various spectrums. By undertaking such projects, Al Shamal Municipality is striving to accomplish the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030, which places high emphasis on sustainability in the country’s march towards progress and development. We look forward to partnering with RLIC-COP for accomplishing more such projects.”

In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, RLIC-COP contributes towards such strategic areas as Environment, Community Recreation, Health, Well-being, Education, Safety and Security.  By further developing these key areas, RLIC-COP is able to contribute towards the long-term sustainability of the local community. The COP office was established in Al Khor in 2011 to serve as the focal point for building closer community relations through effective two way dialogue and meaningful partnerships that meet community needs.