Qatar Chamber (QC) is exploring all options to ensure the smooth and continuous availability of food products in the market whether from local source or from abroad.
This was the highlight of a meeting convened by QC’s Food Security and Environment Committee with chairs of its subsidiaries in the presence of representatives of governmental bodies.
The meeting was presided over by QC Board Member Mohamed bin Ahmed al Obaidli.
The attendees of the meeting praised the role played by government in dealing with the current crisis and measures adopted to curb the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Obaidli lauded the nation’s efforts and precautionary measures to beat the virus, noting that these actions demonstrate the solidarity and fruitful cooperation of all bodies.
He also paid tribute to the economic and financial incentives issued for enhancing the national economy.
“The agricultural sector has played a key role in mitigating the ongoing crisis by providing commodities and services in the local market,” he noted.
Obaidli pointed out that the private sector is fully prepared to strongly contribute to the economic diversification and help in facing the current crisis. It has obtained a significant expertise in facing crisis throughout its experience during the siege, he added.
The QC board member also stressed that the committee is in open meeting, especially since there is continuous and permanent meetings with producers and suppliers of foodstuffs.
“The committee is ready to receive all inquiries and proposals from investors and suppliers of food products in order to find prompt solutions,” he said.
Obaidly said the private sector showed efficiency during the crisis. All commodities and products are available without any shortage or corruption, he added.