Ashghal held a series of events on Tuesday to mark the National Sport Day. The events were held in the presence of Ashghal president Saad bin Ahmed al-Muhannadi, assistant president Abdullah Hamad al-Atiyya along with directors, managers and employees.
Ashghal, in collaboration with Qatar Cycling Federation (QCF), organised a cycling ride on the dedicated path on the Arab League Street in Duhail. Top officials and staff along with QCF secretary Jamal Abdullateef al-Kuwari and other riders took part.
Ashghal also held bike rides on cycling lanes on Ras Abu Abboud Road, Al Rufaa Street, and Al Sheehaniya Leatooriya Road.
Also, Ashghal conducted some events in co-operation with the United Development Company (UDC) at The Pearl Qatar’s Qanat Quartier where Ashghal’s directors, managers and employees took part. The activities involved football, volleyball, fitness along with entertainment for the children.
Cyclists ride along a newly laid bike path.
On the occasion, al-Muhannadi said Ashghal’s sport activities this year focused on the cycling lanes since it completed works on hundreds of kilometres of roads or expressways or on the local approaches. The cycling paths aim to to ensure safety.
“Ashghal achieved 242km of cycling tracks on expressways to reach 110km in 2018 and built 987km of the paths on the local roads amounting to 239km in 2018.”.
Al-Muhannadi stressed that Ashghal has been interested in organising various sport activities for its employees throughout the year or during the holy month of Ramadan. Ashghal also encouraged its staff to practise sport regularly, providing halls with all sport equipment and skilled trainers.
On his part, UDC president and CEO Ibrahim Jassim al-Othman said, "UDC was pleased to host the National Sport Day activities at its flagship development The Pearl-Qatar. We are a committed supporter of this unique national initiative to promote sports and health awareness across the community and encourage all residents of Qatar to sustain the practice of sports and pursue a healthy lifestyle."
As a leading Qatari shareholding company, UDC values its commitment to national and human development, and as such, proudly supports and encourages all initiatives and activities that embody this social responsibility element.”
Al-Othman said, “the open spaces, green areas, beaches and waterfronts that naturally abound at The Pearl-Qatar are very conducive to sporting activities year round and have helped make the island a destination of choice for those pursuing a healthy lifestyle."