College of Engineering students gain insights into Mowasalat’s work

March 18, 2014 - 4:54:51 am

The QU delegation with officials at Mowasalat headquarters.

DOHA: Qatar University’s (QU) College of Engineering students, faculty members and senior officials visited Mowasalat headquarters for first-hand knowledge about the functioning of the public transport company.

They toured facilities and explored the ‘Made in Qatar Karwa bus – 2nd version’ being assembled locally. 

The visit was part of Mowasalat’s efforts to tap and recruit Qatari talent, see the engagement of students in bus assembly and building and hone their skills by working on Mowasalat projects. 

Mowasalat has been in dialogue with Qatar Foundation and QU since early 2013, on offering project internship, providing an international platform through UITP programmes to display their talent and skills with the objective to tapping young talents and offer job opportunities, the company said yesterday.

CEO Khalid Al Hail briefed the delegation on projects and operational challenges to be overcome in providing efficient and effective transport services. 

Nasser Al Khanji, Executive Director for Support Services, urged the youth to engage with stakeholders and take part in efforts to achieve the vision of the country which is investing heavily in transport infrastructure. 

Dr Rashid Alammari, Dean of the college, said over 30 students and faculty members visited the company to strengthen links and partnership between it and the college in research and education.

Shimaa Ali Al Quradaghi, Teaching Assistant at the Department of Industrial Engineering, said “We thank Mowasalat for this good initiative by collaborating with QU to utilise the potential of students to develop Qatar. 

“In future, there may be a pre-allocation between Mowasalat and QU depending on related majors. I can confirm that we at the college will continue working with all our departments and majors to achieve excellent results.”

Maithaa Al Nuaimi, a chemical engineering student, said, “Before the visit, we only knew that Mowasalat provided taxi and bus services, but during the visit we saw the industry and maintenance within the company. Now, we have a dream to see Karwa buses transporting us to the university every day, especially after we have seen highly efficient training provided by the company.”

Muneera Al Ansari, also a chemical engineering student, said, “I have seen an aspect of Qatar, which I did not know about. I thank Mowasalat for such huge attention and I will be fully willing to contribute, with the experience I will gain in future, to achieving permanent development.”The Peninsula