Contract for Qatar-Bahrain causeway signed

MANAMA: Vinci Construction Grands Projects, leader of a consortium of construction companies, and Middle East Dredging Company – Medco –(a subsidiary of CFE, a Vinci Group company) signed the design-build contract for the causeway between Qatar and Bahrain with the Qatar-Bahrain Causeway Foundation yesterday.

A milestone for Education City

By Bonnie James

Education City graduates to support Qatar’s diversifying economy

Qatar Foundation is organizing a joint convocation ceremony on May 6 for 67 Qatari and 55 international students graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University, Carnegie Mellon University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Price freeze: Carrefour fixes prices of 50 items for 2008

Doha - Carrefour hypermarket chain in Qatar has decided to fix the prices of 50 food items until the end of 2008 in a bid to counter the rising inflation, and in the larger interest of the consumers.

Qatar Development Bank to boost farm financing

Doha - The Qatar Development Bank (QDB)Qatar Development Bank (QDB)'s capital increase to QR10bn will set the bank in a stronger position to provide financing newer sectors, particularly agriculture, livestock and fisheries, according to a senior bank official.

Al Khor hospital gets device to help smokers quit

doha • Qatargas has donated a laser device, used in helping people to quit smoking, to Al Khor hospital.

Qatar University received accreditation

The Health Sciences Department of Qatar University's College of Arts and Sciences yesterday celebrated receiving an official five-year accreditation award for its Biomedical Sciences Program. The accreditation was awarded by the US-based National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), the premier agency for accreditation of education programmes in the clinical laboratory sciences.

The Peninsula

VCUQatar fetes outstanding students

Doha • VCUQatar recently hosted a Leadership Awards Night to recognize all students who participate in student clubs, activities and workshops.

CNA-Qatar opens new engineering lab

Doha • The College of the North Atlantic-Qatar has opened its new Electrical Engineering laboratory this week.

Traffic accidents on the decline

Doha • More than 210,000 road accidents took place in the country last year, claiming 199 lives. Most of these accidents were, however, minor. The death toll in traffic mishaps in 2006 was 270, with more than 156,000 accidents taking place. In 2005, 206 people perished while the number of accidents totalled 93,000.