MOTC Signs Memo of Cooperation with LCI-Qatar
Doha – Qatar
The Ministry of Transport and Communications today signed a memo of cooperation with the Lean Construction Institute – Qatar (LCI-Qatar) to enhance cooperation in such a way that serves the engineering and construction industry in Qatar.
The two parties aim to promote and deploy the best modern and effective methods with respect to designing and constructing the engineering projects. The goal is to increase efficiency, raise productive quality and eliminate waste.
Attended by HE the Minister Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, the memo was signed by Director of Technical Affairs Department, MOTC, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalid Al-Thani, and LCI-Qatar President Dr. Abdulla Yaqoub Al-Sayed.
As per the memo, the two parties will work together to raise awareness and knowledge about best global project designing and construction practices. They will also jointly organize local and international events that can serve their relevant objectives in terms of best construction and designing applications and techniques.
Under the memo, training opportunities in relevant domains will be made available for personnel working in fields of architectural design, building and construction, and infrastructure. The two sides will also conduct and support joint scientific researches for the best interest of all bodies concerned with enhancing and raising awareness of Lean Construction and Lean Thinking.
“MOTC continues to call for more cooperation and integration with research bodies in order to harmonize their output with the transportation sector’s needs to raise the sector’s competitiveness in conducting the necessary studies, in addition to developing the skills of technical personnel,” said Sheikh Mohamed Al-Thani.
He added that today’s memo will open the door for conducting multiple studies and strategies that can contribute to developing and improving the projects, affirming that MOTC is highly interested in enhancing cooperation with scientific, technical and research organizations on all matters relating to land transportation and mobility.
Dr. Al-Sayed said that the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Lean Construction Institute – Qatar (LCI-Qatar) enter in a strategic partnership to promote Lean Thinking in Qatar. LCI-Qatar, he added, is organizing educational programs, trainings, conferences, workshops research, and various other events. Additionally, he said, LCI-Qatar is pleased to continue offering free membership for all interested staff of MOTC.