NoufEXPO or­ga­nizes 1st Con­sult­ing Ser­vices for Gov­ern­men­tal Projects Fo­rum (ENCON1)

‘The 2035 Plan will help Kuwait be­come an ad­vanced coun­try’

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: En­gi­neer Bader Al-Sal­man Pres­i­dent of the Fed­er­a­tion of Kuwaiti En­gi­neer­ing Of­fices and Con­sul­tant Houses wel­comed the con­ven­ing of the first Con­sult­ing Ser­vices for Gov­ern­men­tal Projects Fo­rum un­der the motto of ‘To­wards Pro­fes­sional and Trans­par­ent Con­sult­ing Ser­vices.’

Sal­man said in a press re­lease yes­ter­day that he is de­lighted with the pa­tron­age of His High­ness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah, the Prime Min­is­ter of the State of Kuwait, of the event that will be or­ga­nized by NoufEXPO at Al-Baraka Ball­room of Crowne Plaza ho­tel from 17 to 19 Septem­ber 2017. He was also de­lighted to an­nounce that ‘ENCON1’ will be in­au­gu­rated by Sheikh Mo­ham­mad AlAb­dul­lah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, the Min­is­ter of State for Cab­i­net Af­fairs.

De­vel­op­ment plan

Sal­man said that ENCON1 will dis­cuss Kuwait’s de­vel­op­ment plan of 2035 and how con­sult­ing ser­vices can be lever­aged to form the strong base upon which the projects of the plan can be, pro­fes­sion­ally, ex­e­cuted through­out all phases. He added, “The pa­tron­age of His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter and the in­au­gu­ra­tion of Sheikh Mo­ham­mad AlAb­dulla rep­re­sent a much wel­comed and needed sup­port that will help us boost our ef­fi­ciency, pro­duc­tiv­ity, and gov­er­nance frame­works while ex­e­cut­ing projects. This will, def­i­nitely, im­prove the level of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and trans­parency that the Fed­er­a­tion of Kuwaiti En­gi­neer­ing Of­fices and Con­sul­tant Houses strives to achieve.”

Sal­man added, “Con­sult­ing ser­vices rep­re­sent the cor­ner stone for all projects re­gard­less of their clas­si­fi­ca­tion or size. Th­ese ser­vices are the first build­ing block upon which all other phases are built. More pro­fes­sional and more trans­par­ent con­sult­ing ser­vices help us ex­e­cute projects suc­cess­fully ac­cord­ing to their spec­i­fi­ca­tions, within al­lo­cated bud­gets, and within as­signed time­frames. ENCON1’s motto of “To­wards Pro­fes­sional and Trans­par­ent Con­sult­ing Ser­vices” con­firms that th­ese val­ues should gov­ern projects’ life cycle through­out in or­der to achieve the vi­sion of His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah A-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to brand Kuwait a global fi­nan­cial and trade cen­ter.”

Course of ac­tion

Com­ment­ing on ENCON1 proceedings, “Kuwait’s 2035 Plan is the course of ac­tion needed to se­cure Kuwait’s progress and pros­per­ity. The Cen­tral Agency for Pub­lic Ten­ders will make sure that all the Plan’s projects are ex­e­cuted with the high­est stan­dards of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and trans­parency. It is, no doubt, a crit­i­cal re­spon­si­bil­ity the Agency car­ries out led by Ab­dul­lah Saud Al-Ab­dul­raz­zak, the Chair­man of the Board, and Haya Al-Wadaani, the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral. The Gen­eral Sec­re­tariat of the Supreme Coun­cil for Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment will de­tail Kuwait’s 2035 plan and the many in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties it will make avail­able for years. The Supreme Coun­cil has been work­ing hard to de­liver this mag­nif­i­cent plan sup­ported by Hind Subaih Bar­rak Al-Subaih, the Min­is­ter of So­cial Af­fairs and Labor and Min­is­ter of State for Eco­nomic Af­fairs, and Khaled Mahdi, the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Gen­eral Sec­re­tariat of the supreme Coun­cil for Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment.”

He added, “ENCON1’s ob­jec­tives and top­ics re­sponds to the guar­an­tees and as­sur­ances that lo­cal and for­eign in­vestors seek, es­pe­cially the mem­bers of Kuwaiti En­gi­neer­ing Of­fices and Con­sul­tant Houses with their di­verse spe­cial­ties span­ning con­sult­ing ser­vices, project man­age­ment, and eco­nomic and fi­nan­cial ser­vices. The pri­vate sec­tor is in­vited to lead Kuwait’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment by en­cour­ag­ing com­pet­i­tive­ness and im­prov­ing ef­fi­ciency ben­e­fit­ing from a gen­uine gov­ern­men­tal sup­port. All this should be ac­com­plished while pre­serv­ing Kuwait’s so­cial val­ues, achiev­ing hu­man re­sources de­vel­op­ment and bal­anced growth; de­vel­op­ing manda­tory fit in­fra­struc­ture, and set­ting nec­es­sary leg­is­la­tions and reg­u­la­tions. ENCON1 will have its im­pact on im­prov­ing pro­fes­sional qual­i­fi­ca­tions, en­forc­ing trans­parency val­ues, and ex­hibit­ing best tech­ni­cal prac­tices to lead Kuwait’s de­vel­op­ment plans in this highly com­pet­i­tive, glob­ally open, and dig­i­tally driven mar­ket.”

Event’s pro­gram

Sal­man out­lined ENCON1’s pro­gram. He said that the event will fea­ture panel dis­cus­sions with par­tic­i­pa­tion of lead­er­ships from the Cen­tral Agency for Pub­lic Ten­ders, the Gen­eral Sec­re­tariat of the Supreme Coun­cil for Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment, au­dit or­ga­ni­za­tions such as State Au­dit Bu­reau and the Depart­ment of Le­gal Ad­vice and Leg­is­la­tion, and the United Na­tions De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram. Im­prov­ing and short­en­ing the doc­u­men­tary and busi­ness cycle will be among the hot top­ics. Tech­ni­cal ses­sions will be de­liv­ered by spe­cial­ized com­pa­nies pre­sent­ing their views on de­sign, su­per­vi­sion, and project man­age­ment prac­tices of both en­gi­neer­ing and ad­min­is­tra­tive as­pects of projects. Fi­nally, ENCON1 will fea­ture in­for­ma­tive work­shops that will dis­cuss the doc­u­men­tary cycle of projects and vari­a­tion or­ders of con­sult­ing con­tracts.

In con­clu­sion, Sal­man ex­tended his in­vi­ta­tion to en­gi­neer­ing of­fices and con­sult­ing firms, as well as forms spe­cial­ized in ad­min­is­tra­tive, eco­nomic, or fi­nan­cial ser­vices to par­tic­i­pate ef­fec­tively at this first round of ENCON1. He also in­vited con­sul­tants, en­gi­neer­ing in­for­ma­tion sys­tems an­a­lysts, project man­age­ment spe­cial­ists, and au­dit and gov­er­nance spe­cial­ists to ben­e­fit from this im­por­tant event. He em­pha­sized the ex­cel­lent busi­ness de­vel­op­ment and net­work­ing op­por­tu­nity that ENCON1’s ac­com­pa­ny­ing ex­hi­bi­tion will pro­vide to spon­sor­ing com­pa­nies where they will be able to show­case their spe­cial­ized ser­vices and tech­nolo­gies. Sal­man in­vited all in­ter­ested spon­sors, or­ga­ni­za­tions, and in­di­vid­u­als to con­tact the or­ga­niz­ing com­pany, NoufEXPO on their phone num­ber +965 22469921. They can also send their in­quiries to info@noufexpo.com.kw, or visit ENCON1 web­site at www.noufexpo.com.kw/encon1. The Fed­er­a­tion of Kuwaiti En­gi­neer­ing Of­fices and Con­sul­tant Houses may be also con­tacted on +965 22420482 or web­site www.oiace.com.

Sheikh Mo­ham­mad AlAb­dul­lah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah

His High­ness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah

Hind Subaih Bar­rak Al-Subaih

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