First Con­sult­ing Ser­vices for Govern­ment Projects Fo­rum (ENCON1) kicks off to­day

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KUWAIT: The First Con­sult­ing Ser­vices for Gov­ern­men­tal Projects Fo­rum (ENCON1) com­mences to­day at 7:00 pm at Al-Baraka Ball­room of Crowne Plaza ho­tel un­der the motto of ‘To­wards Pro­fes­sional and Trans­par­ent Con­sult­ing Ser­vices.’ En­gi­neer Magdy Sabry, the Ex­ec­u­tive Man­ager of the or­ga­niz­ing com­pany NoufEXPO, was pleased to note that ENCON1 con­venes un­der the Pa­tron­age of His High­ness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak AlHa­mad Al-Sabah, the Prime Min­is­ter of the State of Kuwait. He said that His High­ness is keen to sup­port the ini­tia­tives that con­trib­ute to the wel­fare and progress of Kuwait. Sabry said that he is de­lighted since Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Ab­dul­lah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, the Min­is­ter of State for Cab­i­net Af­fairs and the Act­ing Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion, will in­au­gu­rate the event rep­re­sent­ing His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter. Hind Sabeeh Bar­rak Al-Sabeeh, Min­is­ter of So­cial Af­fairs and La­bor and Min­is­ter of State for Eco­nomic Af­fairs, will also de­liver a key­note speech dur­ing the open­ing cer­e­mony. Many govern­ment se­nior of­fi­cials and lead­ers of key engi­neer­ing and con­sult­ing ser­vices firms are tak­ing part in this event. This large, pres­ti­gious crowd is due to the in­valu­able ef­forts of the Fed­er­a­tion of Kuwaiti Engi­neer­ing Of­fices and Con­sul­tant Houses in co­op­er­a­tion with the Gen­eral Sec­re­tariat of the Supreme Coun­cil for Plan­ning and Devel­op­ment and the Cen­tral Agency for Pub­lic Ten­ders.

Un­prece­dented par­tic­i­pa­tion

Sabry said that ENCON1 suc­ceeded in bring­ing a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of the most pres­ti­gious engi­neer­ing of­fices and con­sult­ing firms in Kuwait and the re­gion, as well as, all re­lated govern­ment and su­per­vi­sory agen­cies. He at­trib­uted this to three main rea­sons. First, ENCON1 is the first of its kind that brings to­gether the pub­lic sec­tor and the pri­vate sec­tor, as well as, the su­per­vi­sory agen­cies to dis­cuss how to boost ef­fi­ciency of con­sult­ing ser­vices in govern­ment projects. Sec­ond, ENCON1 dis­cusses the val­ues of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and trans­parency as the gov­ern­ing method­ol­ogy that should be adopted in ex­e­cut­ing govern­ment projects where con­sult­ing ser­vices form its base. Third, the Fo­rum con­venes in the wake of launch­ing Kuwait’s Na­tional Devel­op­ment Plan 2035 to build a New Kuwait. This long awaited plan prom­ises a lot of pros­per­ity to Kuwait and many or­ga­ni­za­tions strive to be part of its suc­cess.

Sabry con­cluded his state­ment by ex­tend­ing his thanks to all the spon­sor­ing com­pa­nies, namely, ASTAD In­ter­na­tional, Gulf Con­sult, Dar SSH In­ter­na­tional Con­sul­tants (SSHIC), Pan Arab Con­sult­ing En­gi­neers (PACE), Osama Bukham­seen De­sign Engi­neer­ing and Con­sul­tants, KEO In­ter­na­tional Con­sul­tants (KEO), The As­so­ci­ated Engi­neer­ing Part­ner­ship (TAEP), Pro­jacs, Kuwait United Devel­op­ment and Project Man­age­ment Com­pany (KUD), GEO In­ter­na­tional En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­sul­ta­tion Com­pany, (GEO), Projects House (PH), and Link­age MENA. He ex­tended his thanks also to all the par­tic­i­pants from all govern­ment and su­per­vi­sory agen­cies, and the or­ga­niz­ing teams of the Fed­er­a­tion of Kuwaiti Engi­neer­ing Of­fices and Con­sul­tant Houses and NoufEXPO for their months’ long ef­forts and hard work. He fi­nally wel­comed Kuwait’s vis­i­tors who came from abroad and wished ev­ery­body a nice stay and a suc­cess­ful event full of net­work­ing and business devel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

En­gi­neer Magdy Sabry

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