Ministers and officials in Kosovo have hailed Qatar's relief and development efforts in their country, which have contributed to enhancing the level of development there, expressing their gratitude the people of Qatar for their great support for the implementation of these important projects.
Minister of Public Administration in Kosovo, Mahir Yagcilar, said that the projects and activities of Qatar Charity (QC) were an important addition in terms of the quality and size of the projects, and contributed to meeting the needs of the community in Kosovo.
For his part, Mayor of Fushe / Kosova Burim Berisha, paid tribute to the activities of QC in the municipality, especially in the field of water, building houses and providing relief.
He pointed out that more than 90 projects were implemented in the municipality.
Mayor of Mitrovica, Agim Bahtiri, expressed his admiration over the QC's projects and the speed of its completion, pointing out that this reflects the keenness of the leaders of this leading institution to deliver projects and services of high quality in record time.
He said that QC is the most serious and accomplished partner in the region, where 87 projects have been implemented in the municipality of Mitrovica.
In 2018, QC was able to implement 373 projects in sustainable development areas, education, water, sanitation, relief and home construction at a total cost of QR6mn.
The projects included 74 income generating schemes, 279 water and sanitation programmes, and 20 school and educational projects.
Director of the QC Office in Kosovo, Mahmoud Abbas Shaker, said that QC's projects have achieved remarkable growth in 2018, especially in income-generating and water projects, which benefited 30,000 people. He pointed out that the office seeks to increase the number of projects to meet the needs of the Kosovar community.
He added that 23 agreements have been signed with various government and local authorities in Kosovo in 2018. The number of municipalities co-operating with QC increased by 30%, he said noting that the office is seeking further diversification and development of its projects this year.
Mahmoud Abbas Shaker said that more than 4,500 students from the "Qatar Training Centre" have graduated in the capital Pristina so far. The centre has obtained a number of local and international licenses and credits. It is recognised as one of the best centres of training and rehabilitation in Kosovo.
QC also sponsors more than 3,000 people, mostly orphans, and provides them with various health, education and social services.