Qatar Charity signs tripartite deal for Sudan water plant

September 01, 2014 - 1:54:44 am
Officials after signing the agreement.

DOHA: Qatar Charity (QC), Qatar Red Crescent and the Organization of the Islamic Dawa have signed a tripartite agreement for the establishment of a water plant in Sudan at a cost of approximately QR3m.

The agreement was signed by Qatar Charity CEO Yousef bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Qatar Red Crescent Secretary-General, Saleh Al Mohannadi, and Director General and President of the Organization of the Islamic Doha, Hammad Abdul Qadir Al Fadeni, at the QC Headquarters in Doha.

The agreement comes in light of the desire of the three parties to make concerted efforts in order to solve the problems of drinking water in the targeted areas of Sudan and the project will utilise their collective expertise.

Each body provided around QR960,000 and QC will implement the project according to the specifications set out in the project document.

In a press statement Hammad Abdul Qadir Al Fadeni said: “The signing of this agreement and the importance of it is that it gathers together for the first time these three elements, embodying depth of cooperation among them and reducing the workload which will lead to better results.”

Al Kuwari expressed his deep gratitude to Qatar Red Crescent and the Organization of the Islamic Dawa for choosing QC as a partner for this type of project, saying that it proves their confidence in the organization and their determination to continue and develop their cooperation.

“Qatar Charity with its considerable experience in humanitarian work will implement what has been agreed upon in a timely manner,” Al Kuwari added.

Al Mohannadi said that the Red Crescent always seeks cooperation with its partners in Qatar, particularly QC and the Organization of the Islamic Dawa, for the benefit of humanitarian work and philanthropy across the world. He added that he hopes the partnership will lead to success and the implementation of further projects.

The project involves the creation of a water plant in the village of Saqadi in the locality of Al Damer in the River Nile State, Sudan. The plant will directly benefit around 20,000 people who are suffering from the lack of availability of sources of drinking water. The station will pump water from the Nile to tanks in the water treatment plant which will then be delivered and distributed through the network to 14 major villages. The project will begin in early October after the completion of the procedures and funding and will take 12 months to complete.

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