Qatar builds largest water storage facility

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15 Nov 2017 – 12:06

Qatar builds largest water storage facility

Screen grab from an Al Jazeera video on mega water project in Qatar

The Peninsula

The Water Security Mega Reservoirs, an ambitious Project of Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) with one of the largest storage capacity in the world is being implemented smoothly at a total cost of QR17bn to meet the growing demand of water in the country, said Kahramaa Chief.

“Phase 1 project that will increase the water storage capacity to about 1,400 million gallons, enough to meet the demand of water in the country till 2026 is expected to start operating by mid next year,” said President of Kahramaa, Issa bin Hilal Al Kuwari.

A Kuwari said that the water storage capacity in final phase will reach to 2,300 million gallons adding that the project will cost a total of QR17bn.  “Kahramaa is working in full swing on the Water Security Mega Reservoirs at five sites including Umm Salal, Umm Birka, Rawdat Rashid, Abu Nakhla and Al Thumama”.

He added that the project includes 15 water storage facilities, the largest in the world with the capacity of 100 million gallon water in single storage facility. The interconnecting network of large diameter water pipelines in an stretch of 650 kilometers is being also laid, said Kahramaa Chief in a statement issued on the occasion of the speech delivered by HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani yesterday at the opening of the 46th ordinary session of the Advisory Council. “On this occasion we retreat our commitment to work on implementing the directives of The Emir,” said Al Kuwari.


Source  :  The Peninsula Qatar

QM to present art exhibition in Berlin

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15 Nov 2017 – 1:07

QM to present art exhibition in Berlin

The Peninsula

Qatar Museums (QM) will present the largest ever showcase of contemporary arts from Qatar at Berlin’s legendary Kraftwerk space.
The exhibition, running from December 9 to January 3, will be the finale of the Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture programme.
The large-scale exhibition, Contemporary Art – Qatar, covering an area of more than 7,500sqm, reflects the vibrancy of Qatar’s flourishing arts and cultural scene. It highlights the breadth and scope of QM’s offer by drawing on work from its successful artists in residence programme, its Year of Culture activity and other initiatives undertaken by the organisation.
The exhibition will be a reflection of Qatar’s culture presented from the perspective of the country’s national and resident population. Using a variety of mediums and approaches, including contemporary art, installations, photography and films, the artists share their stories and reflect on their lives in Qatar’s ever changing and growing environment.
H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson, Qatar Museums, said: “It is an important time for our country. And a wonderful moment to be able to celebrate the true friendship between Qatar and Germany. We are proud of the extraordinary talent of the new generation of artists emerging in Qatar, both those of Qatari nationality, but also the artists we welcome from other parts of the world. We view nurturing artists and opening up new networks as a crucial part of our work to support the future development of our country and also to reflect our belief in the power of art to bring people together.”
The exhibition has three sections. “Articulating the Particular: Contemporary Visual Narratives,” will present how artists respond to and document the transformation of society, traditional practices and contemporary identity. This section will feature 115 works in all media by artists from Qatar including 19 Qatari artists and 16 international artists, which have practiced art in the country.
“Cultural Exposures: Photography and Film from Qatar” includes work by Qatari photographers at home and abroad, as well as guest photographers who visited Qatar as part of the Years of Culture exchanges with Brazil, Turkey and China.  A selection of 28 portraits from Hey’Ya: Arab Women in Sport, a photography and video exhibition by Brigitte Lacombe and Marian Lacombe, commissioned by Qatar Museums in 2012, features portraits and interviews of 90 Arab Female Athletes, 31 of whom are from Qatar.


Source  :  The Peninsula Qatar

Emir’s speech praised by citizens, expatriates

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15 Nov 2017 – 8:29

Emir’s speech praised by citizens, expatriates

By Sidi Mohamed | The Peninsula

Nationals and expatriates have lauded the speech of Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the opening of Advisory Council’s 46th ordinary session terming it historic.

The speech conveyed and carried several messages like Qatar welcomes dialogue that can end the dispute and in case the siege countries don not want it then Qatar would not be affected by it. “I am so proud of you, your words make us stronger, we will stand with you to the last breath”, tweeted Hanouf.

The speech also stressed on what H H the Emir had said in his previous speeches that the blockade had failed and Qataris don’t fear these blockading countries and they are better without them.

Many avid twitter users retweeted the phrase ‘thousand times better” without them (siege countries), which the Emir said in his speech and said that of course we don’t need them.

The speech summarised Qatar’s future after the blockade, and focuses more on politics specially the issue of blockade and Qatar’s foreign policy, said Majed Al Ansari.

“Three words that can describe his speech are greatness, respect and confidence”, said another person, Shaikha, on twitter.

Njoud Al Hamadi tweeted that the speech has so much pride and dignity in it. It proved that Qatar will remain strong with or without their (siege countries) support.”

“I am so proud to be a Qatari; that’s what comes to my mind right now. Optimistic about the new phase our country proceeding towards, hopefully, changes will lead to productive outcome,” tweeted Nawal. Another one said: “I love how the Emir never forgets Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Syria and Rohingya Muslims in his speeches”.

Also officials commented on the speech saying that it enhances our confidence in the future and every resident must be proud of it. Eng Hamad al Hajri tweeted that blockading countries want to preoccupy us by opening new fronts against us but they will never be succeeded.


Source  :  The Peninsula Qatar

LUKOIL Uzbekistan signs agreement on cooperation in the field of training of industry personnel

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LUKOIL Uzbekistan signs agreement on cooperation in the field of training of industry personnel

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( — On 14 November, an agreement on cooperation between LUKOIL Uzbekistan Operating Company (part of the LUKOIL Group), the Russian state university of Oil and Gas named after Gubkin in Tashkent, the State Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for informatization and functioning of “Open Republic” system and the Autonomous Non-commercial Organization of Additional Professional Education Ufa Educational Center “Bashneftekhim” in the field of IT education, e-learning and distance educational technologies was signed in Tashkent.

The document was signed within the framework of the International Conference on preparation and development of national personnel in international companies.

Leaders of the leading oil and gas industry enterprises, state authorities and educational institutions, representatives of human resources of large companies from Uzbekistan, Russia, Kazakhstan and foreign countries took part in the conference.

LUKOIL Uzbekistan Operating Company implements projects within the framework of two production sharing agreements (PSAs): for the Kandym group of fields, Khauzak and Shady sites, and for deposits in the territories of South-Western Gissar.

Today, more than 2,000 people work in LUKOIL Uzbekistan Operating Company. In the future it is planned to increase the number of employees to more than 3,000 people.

In 2016, LUKOIL and Uzbekneftegaz signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of personnel training for the oil and gas industry in Uzbekistan.


Source  :  UzDaily

Consular offices of Uzbekistan issue entry visas to over 224,020 foreign citizens

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Consular offices of Uzbekistan issue entry visas to over 224,020 foreign citizens

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( — Consular offices of Uzbekistan issued entry visas to over 224,020 foreign citizens in January-September 2017, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

In particular, more than 96,750 tourists and 32,900 businessmen received entry visas to Uzbekistan in the reporting period.

At the same time, the growth in the total number of issued visas compared to the same period in 2016 made up 21%, including the number of issued tourist visas increased by 24% and business visas – by 27%.


Source  :  UzDaily

Gasoline prices hike in Uzbekistan

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Gasoline prices hike in Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( — Prices for gasoline hiked in Uzbekistan from 15 November 2017. The prices for gasoline rose from 35.7% to 72.6%, depending on the type of gasoline.

The cost of a liter of AI-80 gasoline increased from 2,800 to 3,800 soums (growth – 35.7%) and AI-91 from 3000 to 4,300 soums (+ 43.3%).

Prices for diesel fuel increased by 72.6% to 4100 soums and diesel fuel ECO – by 71% to 4,200 soums.

The new prices were approved by the resolution of the Government of Uzbekistan “On Additional Measures for Timely Provision of Fuel and Energy Resources” from 14 November 2017.

The document said that gasoline of Ai-92, -93, -95 and -98 types and diesel fuel, corresponding to European quality and standards, imported and received from processing of imported (giveaway) raw materials, are sold at free commercial prices through filling stations. The list of these filling stations is determined by the government.

The decree also said that from 1 April 2018, price for natural gas will grow by 12% and for electricity – by 10%.


Source  :  UzDaily