Amir reviews food security projects
THE Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment (SCEAI), presided over the council’s meeting at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday.
The Deputy Amir HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al Thani, the Deputy Chairman of the council, attended the meeting along with Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al Thani, Executive Member of the Council, and members of the council.
The council discussed the latest developments in energy and investment affairs. It also discussed the national food security strategy and the ways to support its most important factors.
A presentation on the strategy reviewed the most important projects for increasing local production of vegetables, cattle, and fish. It also described the plans and stages for increasing the country’s strategic supply of food. The presentation touched on the role international trade can play as a pillar of food security. It also discussed the local market, and programmes that look to provide a marketing outlet for agricultural produce.
The council discussed the latest developments of the free zones, where a number of the world’s biggest companies have started joining. Projects worth a total of QR3 billion have also been approved as compared to only QR1 billion last August.
The majority of these projects are focused on the new economy, internet of things, sustainability, IT, big data, communications, transport, logistics, medical services, aviation, cyberspace, and agritech.
The council discussed a draft strategic partnership between Qatar Free Zones Authority and Qatar Petroleum. The partnership aims to unite efforts in attracting major companies in the energy, chemicals, and clean energy sectors.
The SCEAI has also discussed free zones, where a number of the world’s biggest companies started joining. Projects worth a total of QR3 bn have also been approved as compared to only QR1 bn last August.
The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani presides over the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment’s meeting at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday.