2013-03-05 06:50:30 - Commemorating the significant day, Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry, HE Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada said that Qatar’s participation in the day’s events was to reflect the importance of preserving water resources in achieving water security and to bolster the integration of the Arab world’s developmental plan related to water resources and food security.
The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) marked the Arab Water Day on Sunday.
The Arab Water Ministerial Council organizes the Arab Water Day on 3rd March every year to urge Arab countries for hard work towards achieving water security in the Arab Countries aiming sustainable development in the region.
HE Al Sada expressed his thanks to the Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani for forming the Permanent Water Resources Committee (PWRC) to come out with Qatar’s strategy for operating its water sector effectively and consistently with Qatar National Vision 2030 and Qatar National Development Strategy 2011-2016.
PWRC suggests policies and legislations aiming to achieve water security and sustainable development at water sector.
The Minister also paid his
gratitude to HH. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Heir Apparent of Qatar for his kind patronage to the National Campaign for Conservation and Efficient Use of Water and Electricity “Tarsheed”.
The campaign urges observing water conservation at all daily habits and development projects in Qatar. It discourage misuse in order to preserve resources for the coming genera ions. Tarsheed calls for water sustainability as thus it aligns with the theme of AWD “water is our life, and the future of our generations, let’s think sustainability”.
Celebrating the day together with all Arab countries, KAHRAMAA’s president HE Essa bin Hilal al-Kuwari called upon everyone to “think sustainability and save water for the coming generations”.
We seize the opportunity to reiterate KAHRAMAA commitment to its mission that calls for the provision of affordable and high quality electricity and water services for customers as per the highest international standards. KAHRAMAA works to develop firm basic infrastructure to efficiently provide Qatar needs for water. It sets programs to promote the strategic water reserves in order to achieve the food security. KAHRAMAA programs aims to cope with the great development and the expansion projects the State witnesses, HE Al- Kuwari said.
Water is life, and its provision is a national and humanitarian responsibility for the development reasons, besides it is a big challenge due to the scarcity of fresh water resources in the region. Per capita water consumption in Qatar is the highest in world; It recorded 216 m3 in 2012. Hence, I call all nationals and expatiates to think sustainability and save water for the coming generations as inspired by AWD theme “water is our life, and the future of our generations, let’s think sustainability”, he further added.
At the occasion, KAHRAMAA organized exhibitions at Landmark and Villagio on March 3 & 4, respectively. A large number of children along with their parents, KAHRAMAA’s senior functionaries, dignitaries including Arab League’s Secretary- General, Mr. Nabil Elarabi and environment- loving masses visited the exhibitions. The activities primarily highlighted the importance of water as a basis of life. Visitors were given gifts at the occasions. Qatoura and Kahroub, the KAHRAMAA’s characters greeted the visitors.
It is worth mentioning here that KAHRAMAA’s artwork designed specifically for Arab Water Day consecutively won second time the honor of being best art work amongst participating countries reflecting the very purpose of the Arab Water Day.
About Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA):
The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) is a state owned corporation funded fully by the State of Qatar. KAHRAMAA has the privilege of being the sole transmission and distribution system owner and operator (TDSOO) for the electricity and water sector in Qatar.
Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation “KAHRAMAA” was established in July 2000 in terms of Law # 10 to regulate and maintain the supply of electricity and water to customers. Since its inception, KAHRAMAA has operated as an independent corporation on a commercial basis with a total capital of eight billion Qatari Riyals.