During the first two days of the forum on the government procurement plan for 2024, 116 public tenders to be offered by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) for the year 2024 were presented, with a value of approximately QR 59 billion, in addition to 279 public tenders to be offered by the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) for the same year, with a value of approximately QR 8.9 billion.
The forum also highlights the services provided by the Ministry of Finance and the most prominent advantages of the law regulating tenders and auctions and its executive regulations, in addition to identifying local value opportunities and their economic impact, the mechanism and developments of classifying companies and evaluating the performance of companies in implementing government projects.
At the opening of the forum, the Director of the Government Procurement Regulations Department at the Ministry of Finance Nayef Moaid Al Hababi gave a presentation on the general plan for state procurement for the year 2024, during which he indicated that 2,528 tenders are expected to be issued for 2024, distributed among 16 economic sectors, and more than 100 economic activities according to the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC). Al Hababi indicated that the forum on government procurement plan for 2024 comes within the constant efforts to emphasize the role of the private sector as a critical partner in achieving sustainable development and strengthening the national economy, given the leading role assigned to the private sector in creating job opportunities, stimulating innovation, and providing essential services in the state.
For his part, Director of the National Product Competitiveness Support Department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Saif Jassim Al Kuwari addressed framework contracts and their role in supporting local industry, stressing that national industries are at the top of the country’s development priorities as they represent a key pillar in the advancement of the national economy and an important element for achieving the country’s self-sufficiency and building the future of generations to come in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
The State of Qatar, Al Kuwari added, is witnessing a noticeable increase in the number of factories operating in the country, with their number today reaching more than 806 factories. (QNA)
Source: Qatar News Agency