Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Lean Construction Institute Qatar (LCI-Qatar) in order to improve relations in such a way that serves the engineering and construction industry in the country.
According to the agreement, the two parties will collaborate to improve awareness and knowledge about the best worldwide project design and construction practices. Further, they will jointly organize local and international events that can serve their relevant objectives in terms of best construction and designing applications and techniques.
Under the deal, personnel working in the disciplines of architectural design, building and construction, and infrastructure will be able to receive training in relevant domains. The two parties intend to encourage and deploy the best modern and effective methods with respect to designing and constructing engineering projects. The goal is to boost efficiency, improve productivity, and reduce waste.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalid al-Thani, Director of technical affairs department at MoTC commented, “MOTC continues to call for more cooperation and integration with research bodies 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.”
“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,” he further noted.
For his part, Dr. Abdulla Yaqoub al-Sayed, President of LCI-Qatar said that the MoTC and the Lean Construction Institute Qatar (LCI-Qatar) enter into a strategic partnership to promote Lean Thinking in Qatar. He further added that LCI-Qatar is organizing educational programs, training, conferences, workshops research, and various other events for the benefit of the people.