Qatar Airways’ support for local suppliers has grown significantly in the past year to witness a 21% growth during the blockade, a senior official has said.
“We take pride in that,” said Liazid Benkoussa, senior vice president for procurement at Qatar Airways, which is participating in the ‘3rd Government Procurement and Contracting Conference and Exhibition – Moushtarayat’, taking place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre from April 23 to 25.
“One of Qatar Airways’ values is showing pride in Qatar, and being a part of the Moushtarayat initiative is a wonderful way to show our support for the local market, as well as potential business opportunities,” he continued.
During the conference, Qatar Airways will discuss potential procurement opportunities for SMEs, such as supplier registration for developing supplier lists for future tender processes.
Organised by Qatar Development Bank, Moushtarayat aims to create opportunities for local suppliers and SMEs by providing access to a network of prominent buyers and suppliers for government, semi-government, and large private entities.
“We congratulate QDB on yet another successful year with Moushtarayat. This initiative is in line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030, which aims to make Qatar a country that is advanced and self-sustaining, with a robust, diversified local economy,” Benkoussa said.
In line with the QNV 2030, Qatar Airways encourages local SMEs to register for the company’s procurement tendering system.
Qatar Airways flies one of the youngest fleets in the sky, featuring the world’s most technologically-advanced and environmentally friendly aircraft. The airline operates a fleet of more than 200 modern aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America, and South America.
The airline is continuing its ambitious expansion plans and will launch a host of new destinations this year, including Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum and Antalya, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece; and Malaga, Spain.
As well as being voted Skytrax ‘Airline of the Year’ in 2017 by travellers from around the world, Qatar Airways also won a raft of other major awards at last year’s ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.
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