Thursday, 15 April 2021 11:16 GMT

Community school for Nepalis in Qatar on the anvil


(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Sanaullah Ataullah | The Peninsula

Qatari job market needs a big number of engineers of all specialisations, said Ahmad Jassim Al Jolo, President of the Federation of Arab Engineers and Chairman Qatar Society of Engineers.

Speaking with The Peninsula on the sideline of a programme to celebrate 55th Engineers' Day, Al Jolo, said 'we have many development projects related to FIFA World Cup -2022 and Qatar National Vision -2030 that require a huge number of engineers.

He said that construction sector needs huge workforce including engineers, technicians, other professionals and workers.

The event was organised by Nepal Engineers' Association (NEA) to mark 55th Engineers' Day at Radission BLU hotel on Friday.

An ambitious project of NEA to construct a community school and a cultural centre for Nepalese expatriates will soon see the light of the day. 'About 70 percent paper work on the proposed project has been completed, Birendra Kumar Sah, First Vice-President of the Association told The Peninsula.

Sah said that the Association had made a proposal to Nepal Embassy for building a school and cultural center and the proposal has reached its final stage.

'The embassy has processed the proposal and has forwarded to Nepal to get approval from the government. The proposal has been approved from Nepal government. Only the financial aspects of the projects are left to be sorted, said Sah.

Sah said that the proposed school, which will be the first Nepalese school, with the capacity of around 1,000 seats will have international curriculum including subjects required by national curriculum like social science and history of the country. The students of other community will be allowed to take admission.

'More than 300 Nepali expatriate families with about 600 school going children are living in Qatar and currently the students are going to different schools. The proposal aims at bringing all Nepali students under one roof, said Sah.

He said that the association has succeeded in set up relations with Nepal Embassy, local consultancies and contracting firms.

'More than 500 Nepali engineers are working in Qatar. Today around 145 engineers with their families got together to celebrate Engineers' Day, said Sah.

'Nepalese engineers and workers are part of the development of Qatar and they are playing significant role in various sectors, said Abdullah Ibrahim Nur Al Emadi, former Chargé d'Affaires of Qatar Embassy to Nepal.
First Secretary of Nepal Embassy, Nitesh Sabkota called Nepalese engineers in Qatar to make their contribution in the development of their country, Nepal.

'I request all Nepalese engineers in Qatar to be part of the development for the prosperity of Nepal, said Sabkota.

Mohammad Ayub, member of Executive Committee of NEA gave thanksgiving speech.

NEA is an independent nonprofit organisation of Nepalese engineers established in 1962. It represents around 35,000 engineers, belonging to various engineering disciplines including architects, civil, electrical, mechanical, electronics among others and coming from both the public and private sector.

The event also witnessed cultural programs and launch on Souvenir of 55th Engineers Day Edition for 2017.

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