Al Sharqi: Developing SMEs a priority for Qatar Chamber

In interview with TBY: Qatar 2021

The partnership between public and private sectors will help fostering Qatar’s position as a leading international center for business and investments, as well as supporting the implementation of projects connected to the Qatar 2030 vision and the 2022 World Cup, said Qatar Chamber General Manager Saleh bin Hamad Al-Sharqi.

In an interview recently published in ‘The Business Year: Qatar 2021’, Al Sharqi said that PPP Law would significantly contribute to accelerating the country’s massive infrastructure development and providing greater support for the private sector and foreign investments.

He went on that the law paves the way for the launch of several investment projects in Qatar in various sectors including healthcare, sports, tourism, and education.

He indicated that the involvement of the private sector in PPP projects will be greater in the period coming, especially that the private sector enjoys substantial support from the Wise Leadership and the Qatari government, and that the law enables benefitting from the private sector’s administrative and technical competencies and financing capabilities in joint projects with the public sector.

QC General Manager stressed the Chamber’s interest in developing the SMEs due to its importance in the economic development and jobs creations in the local market, assuring that there is exist a continuing coordination and cooperation with relevant agencies that provide support SMEs such as QDB and other bodies.

In reply to a question about the Chamber’s priorities in the medium-term in terms of new initiatives and services, he noted that the Chamber launched a host of services and initiatives that are of significant advantages to the interests of the private sector such as the launch of many electronic services on the Chamber’s website such as issuing certificates of origin and document attestation.

Al Sharqi commended the role played by the Chamber’s sectorial committees though coordination with relevant bodies in the State to address all issues related to the private sector and find solutions for obstacles faced by our members.

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