The Dutch ambassador to Qatar, Yvette van Eechoud, yesterday said she hoped that architects and planners from her country would be able to play a key role in the infrastructural development of Qatar.
Speaking at a session on “Global challenges Dutch solutions”, the ambassador said: “Dutch excellence in innovation originated from the fact that The Netherlands is a densely populated country with limited available land and a lot of aspirations. One needs to design smart cities on a limited piece of land to facilitate an efficient and pleasant habitat for citizens and our architects have demonstrated their successes in a big way.”
She said integrated planning and future proof designs are key in making a liveable environment for the generations to come. “Apart from being excellent planners, the architects and urban designers from The Netherlands have a unique way of combining beautiful and the useful, original and innovative concepts,” said Eechoud.
The ambassador also called upon local architects, planners and designers to make a thorough study of the projects executed at the international level by the Dutch architects.
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