Mowasalat, the country's sole ground transport service provider is on an ambition expansion spree, incorporating an array of innovative programmes in its day to today operations.
"We are expanding in phases to attain the projected target for Qatar to successfully deliver the 2022 FIFA World Cup," the company said in a statement.
The company's Karwa Driving School (KDS), licensed by the Traffic Department of the Ministry of Interior is accredited with a number of globally approved certifications.
The school is equipped with modern training equipment and simulators with which it can train 490 trainees per day for light vehicle driving, international license, and operations of heavy equipment, trailers and heavy vehicles.
The company is conducting professional courses including those for defensive driving, safe loading and cargo handling.
Among the 63 courses at the school, there are such courses as premium taxi driver courses and taxi driver refreshment courses also.
The company also has tie ups with the Qatar Port Authority for organising training courses for truck drivers entering the port in line with the Ports Safety Standards, according to Mowasalat chairman Nasser bin Mohamed al-Malki.
Al-Malki said their company has added and updated many training programmes, including the new programme consisting of specialised modules for training drivers to handle major international events, forums and conferences of all types, hosted in Qatar, as part of the country's preparations to host FIFA World Cup 2022.
"These programmes are held under the aegis of the Ministry of Transport and Communications and are in line with the goals and objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030," said al-Malki.
Managing director and CEO Khalid Nasser al-Hail said “Karwa Driving School is upgrading and updating its training prograammes at regular intervals in line with the standards stipulated by reputable international bodies. "Our Preparation of Drivers for Large Events Training programme is accredited by Maybo UK, which has trained our trainers in delivering specialised programmes for our drivers”.
Al-Hail said “KDS played a significant role and played a major role in facilitating the timely opening of Hamad Port by HH Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, HE the Prime Minister Abdulla bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani and HE The Minister of Transport and Communications Jassem bin Saif al-Sulaiti.
Prior to opening, Hamad Port received three major ships and KDS team was involved in intensive activities of unloading of ships progressively and efficiently enabling the port to meet the expectations of the client’s schedule and paving the way for the gradual shift from Doha Port to Hamad Port.
KDS Operations Maanager Robert Makondo said, “Chairman of Maybo and his specialised training team visited KDS to deliver their programmes to train our personnel on conflict management & physical intervention."
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