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MENAFN - The Peninsula - 01/08/2010

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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A new driving school with modern and massive training facilities is being set up in the country. The location of the school, which is expected to be operational soon, has been decided but the licence for it is yet to be obtained.

The capital of the school which is named Qatar Driving Academy is a huge QR100m and many private and key government agencies, including the Interior Ministry and Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) are partners in this private shareholding company. There are seven members in the Board which is headed by Ibrahim Khalil Al Mohannadi, who represents Lekhwiya. The shareholders, on the other hand, total 35.

The board members include Hashim Abdul Raheem Al Sayed, from Al Hawashim Holding Company, a stakeholder in the above venture, and Abdul Ghani Abdullah Abdul Ghani, who represents Neeshan Investments and Real Estate Company. Nasser Al Mansouri, chairman of Qatar-Oman Investment Company, and Brigadier Mohamed Saad Al Kharji, from the Ministry of Interior, are also members of the board. The board held its meeting at a hotel here recently and approved the Articles of Association of the company as well as its bye-laws.

Auditors were also appointed on the occasion. Also present were officials from the trade ministry and those from the audit firm.

Later, Hashim Al Sayed told reporters that the formalities to launch the company began a year ago.

However, it took active coordination with various government agencies to obtain the final approval from the Minister of Business and Trade.

The company has been established vide a Ministerial decision (No. 190 of 2010) and in accordance with the provisions of Commercial Companies Law (No. 5) of 2002, said Al Sayed.

He said the goal is to make the company a pioneer in the field of motor training in the country. An extensive feasibility study was conducted by a famed consultancy before the launch of the company, he added. Al Sayed said a temporary office for the management has been set up at Salwa Road and the company is in touch with Karwa to benefit from its training programmes.


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