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QPMC expands its dune sand operations with a new site in al Kharara, during a meeting with Qatar Chamber and a representative from dune sand Transportation Company

Eng. Eisa Al Hammadi: QPMC attends to private sector suggestions and applies necessary solutions to its sand distribution process

  • QPMC has increased site work time to 12 hours to ensure operational efficiency is maintained
  • The new site is close to a main road to optimize transportation
  • 4 entry gates to the site
  • 6 lanes truck waiting area to reduce traffic

In the interest of always developing its processes and services, QPMC has introduced new changes to its dune sand production and handling processed. The development is a result of some concerns raised by one of the company’s clients regarding the dune sand distribution process.

Eng. Eisa Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer, and QPMC, said: "QPMC has developed its operations in collaboration with the private sector, especially when it comes to dune sand – and this has garnered incredible interest from the ministry of municipality and environment, as well as HE Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi. We are pleased to receive private sector suggestions when it comes to improving our processes, and we are happy to meet with them in the presence of appropriate government and company officials to address their suggestions and establish solutions. QPMC is committed to finding appropriate resolutions when it comes to its stakeholders, and to continue developing the construction primary material sector in Qatar. The company has witnessed a vast expansion in the last couple of years in terms of its operations; QPMC today handles a daily capacity of 40,000 cubic meters of dune sand, and the company is always trying to enhance its products and services to support Qatar’s urban construction. “

“QPMC has demonstrated its staunch commitment to collaborating with its private sector clients; the company aligns with them to ensure that industry best practices are maintained, and always listens to its stakeholders’ suggestions and solutions to ensure that these practices are brought to life. This has a positive effect on all concerned parties, and on the development of the sector in a way that is beneficial to Qatar itself,” said Eng. Ali bin Abdullatif Al Misnad, Qatar Industry and Commerce Chamber Board Member.

Shafi Majid Al Mansouri, from Gulf MJD Company said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank QPMC for the collaboration it has shown and its seriousness in dealing with the challenges that we faced. We were met with a number of issues at the Mesaieed dune sand site, which we brought to QPMC’s attention. They were quick to coordinate with us and the Qatar Chamber to find and implement immediate and longer term solutions have had an immediate and positive impact on our operations.”

To ensure that the local dune sand demand is being met, QPMC has added certain amendments to its operations. HE Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi, the Minister of Municipality and Environment, has assigned a new site at al Kharara, which will supply the local demand for seven months, in addition to other solutions that aim to facilitate the process and limit any delays that negatively impact transportation. Working hours have been increased to 12 hours (from 5:00 am till 5:00 pm) to ensure that operational requirements are being met and four entrances have been assigned for the location to avoid traffic and delays in addition to creating a 6 lanes truck waiting area to reduce traffic. Moreover, the new location is just 3km away from the main road.

In addition, there will always be coordination between all concerned parties. Currently QPMC is working with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment to assign new locations for dune sand supply in order to maintain a continuous flow of the material. The Ministry will assign additional locations three months prior to the end of current site resources. An office for the Road and Transport Authority has also been established on site to ensure that all traffic issues are appropriately attended to, while an additional office for the Ministry of Municipality and Environment has also been installed for the purposes of ensuring operational efficiently. In addition, monthly reports will be submitted to the Ministry to evaluate the site situation and the remaining sand quantities.