Qatar Chamber hosted signing a cooperation agreement between Marafi ASYAD Company (owned by the Omani Government) and Dolphin Integrated Company (Qatari company and a subsidiary of Rafa Holding) to establish Marafi Sohar Company for transporting, shipping and storing gabro between the two countries and worlwide, according to a press release.
Qatar Chamber’s chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassem Al Thani attended the signing ceremony along with HE Ambassador of Oman to Qatar Najib bin Yahya Al Balushi and CEO of Qatar Primary Materials Company Essa Mohamed Kalidary.
The agreement was signed by Dolphin’s CEO Ghanim bin Saif Al Khayaren and Dr. Dr Acting CEO of Marafi Asyad Ahmed Mohammed al Abri.
Commenting on the signing, Sheikh Khalifa said that this agreement is the second agreement signed between Qatari and Omani parties in the field of primary materials, expressing his thank to both countries for establishing this company which will boost primary materials market in Qatar.
Sheikh Khalifa lauded the close cooperation between Qatar and Oman at all aspects, noting that Qatar Chamber will hold the second external edition of “Made in Qatar’ expo in Oman at the end of the year.
For his part, Ghanim bin Saif Al Khayaren extended his thank to the chamber, noting that this partnership comes in the frame of the concessions granted by both countries with a view to enhancing joint cooperation between the private sectors.
He pointed out that Marafi Sohar aims to provide Qatar with gabro, especially that there are mega projects being established in the country for developing the infrastructure and for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Marafi Sohar’s operations manager Rashid Abu Zahr said that the company is specialized in transporting, shipping and storing gabro between Qatar and Oman and worldwide, with a capacity of 8 million tons in the year.
He noted that it will commence exporting gabro to Qatar in September 2018.
CEO of Qatar Primary Materials Company Essa Mohamed Kalidary affirmed the company’s support to the establishment of Marafi Sohar which aims to provide Qatari market with gabro and other aggregates.