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Posted On: 18 December 2013 02:07 am
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Kahramaa park to open in April

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The park has been designed to serve as an education centre for children so they can understand the socio-economic and environmental cost of electricity and water they consume in their daily lives. “The park symbolises our commitment to social responsibility towards the Qatari community. It aims at becoming a model centre for disseminating awareness about water, power, health, safety and the environment,” Ali Mohammed Al Ali, Manager, Conservation and Energy Efficiency Department at Kahramaa said in his opening address at ‘Qatar Energy and Water Efficiency Conference 2013’ conference. Being held under the patronage of Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari, President of Kahramaa, the event is organised by Kahramaa in partnership with MEED. Frank Harrigan, Director of Economic Development at the Ministry of Development, Planning and Statistics, Hassan Qasem, Senior Infrastructure Engineer at the Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning, and Abdul Sattar Al Rasheed, CEO of Ras Abu Fontas, participated in the first panel discussion. They highlighted the significances and ways of achieving energy and water efficiency in Qatar. The session was chaired by Richard Thompson, Editorial Director at MEED. Al Ali stressed Kahramaa’s commitment to develop a sustainable energy and water strategy. “The year 2030 is inspired by Qatar National Vision which states that by 2030, Qatar aims at becoming an advanced society capable of sustaining its development and providing a high standard of living for its people, where national strategies and implementation plans are developed. “Kahramaa’s implementation plans are developed to help achieve the strategic vision of Qatar.” He said the programme ‘Tarsheed’ was launched on April 22, 2011, under the patronage of the Emir, H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Tarsheed has prepared plans and initiatives to develop a sustainable energy and water strategy for Qatar. The conference is the definitive global event for all those seeking to participate in Qatar’s campaign to maximise efficiency and sustainability of the built environment. The three-day event is attended by energy and water efficiency experts, corporations, authorities, and research institutes. The conference is discussing action Qatar is taking to adopt cutting-edge technologies and managerial practices to ensure that every project delivered meet the highest energy and water efficiency standards.