Demand of electricity and water expected to increase in Qatar …

DOHA: The Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada said more efforts should be exerted in terms of strategic planning to meet the expected increase in demand for electricity and water arising out of the urban expansion as well as hosting the World Cup 2022 and other global events.

Dr Al Sada said this while inaugurating the annual Business Planning Forum of Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) yesterday. The two-day event is chaired by Kahramaa President, Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari, under the theme “Strategic Transformation in Performance”.

The forum is meant to review department plans from 2014 to 2018. The forum will set the road map for the next five years for electricity, water and customer services sectors in the country.

“This theme is just to the point as it reflects Kahramaa interest in Qatar National Vision (QNV). For the success of this transformation, Kahramaa mission and values should be updated to cope with the Qatar vision,” Dr Al Sada said. The Minister also reviewed performance indicators of this year pinpointing the achievements of electricity and water sectors, saying, “they shows balanced economic growth”.

The Minister hailed the national campaign for the conservation and efficient use of water and electricity launched by Kahramaa under the patronage of the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Al Kuwari hailed the achievements and high performance of Kahramaa, where it managed to meet electricity and water demand as per the highest international quality standards and the requirements of GCC interconnection grid.

“Kahramaa has to be ready to meet the challenges in electricity and water sectors by adopting the strategic planning to achieve the QNV objectives and Kahramaa ambitions,” he said.

Al Kuwari announced the update of mission, objectives, and values of Kahramaa, where it will be officially launched later.

The two-day forum hosts Kahramaa directors, managers, and head of sections to review department plans and projects.

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