Qatar participates in GCC meeting on Water and Electricity
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H.E. Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, President of the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation “KAHRAMAA”, participated in the extraordinary meeting of the undersecretaries of the Ministries of Electricity and Water of the GCC member states through video conferencing to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.
The meeting discussed measures taken by the countries to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the challenges and lessons learnt from this crisis. It also discussed a number of topics, which include holding a GCC member states’ workshop through video conferencing to discuss measures, challenges and lessons learnt along with other issues pertaining to power grid connectivity, renewable energy among others.
H.E. Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, President of KAHRAMAA said, “The meeting of the Undersecretaries of the Ministries of Electricity and Water in the GCC member states came at an important time to exchange views on how the electricity and water sectors should deal with the coronavirus pandemic and exchange expertise and unify response efforts.”
He added, “The coronavirus pandemic revealed KAHRAMAA’s solid emergency plans in place. KAHRAMAA is taking preventive procedures and adhering to the precautionary measures being issued by the competent concerned authorities in the state to deal with the crisis. We succeeded, thanks to the resilience and efficiency of our plans and operations in ensuring uninterrupted services, providing customers with electricity and water round the clock, and guaranteeing the progress of work at the main sites while taking preventive measures to ensure the health and safety of our employees, technical staff and customers. We also played our role as a national institution with a social responsibility by educating the community and presenting several initiatives aimed at preventing and curbing the spread of the pandemic.”
HE President of KAHRAMAA stressed the importance of availing benefits from the smart services provided by the Corporation and completing transactions from home without the need to visit service centres during the social distancing period as a way of prevention against the virus and curbing its spread.