The activities of the third edition of the Majd Qatar exhibition and forum got under way on Sunday.
Held under the slogan 'Share your Achievements', the three-day exhibition, organised by the Tawasol Center for Advertising in partnership with a number of government agencies, sheds light on the achievements made by the country during the past eight years, despite the challenges faced by the country, the region and the world.
The exhibition is being held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), with the participation of more than 80 ministries, institutions and companies.
The exhibition, which is expected to receive more than 3,000 visitors, provides an opportunity for companies and institutions to showcase their products and achievements during the past period.
It also offers a number of workshops on digital solutions, volunteer work and other important topics provided by government agencies and private sector companies, in addition to co-ordinating meetings and interviews between the officials of the participating agencies to benefit, exchange experiences and conclude deals between them.
During the first day of the exhibition, the Majd Qatar Forum activities began with a discussion session in which the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, the Social Development Center (Nama) and Excel Metal Industries Company participated.
The session, which was held under the title "supporting national companies to achieve self-sufficiency in the state," reviewed the country's achievements in the field of food security and its role in achieving self-sufficiency through production, import and storage operations.
It also touched on the strategy of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment 2018-2023 in providing food commodities, stressing that before 2023, the state was able to achieve greater proportions than the target in this strategy with some products, such as basic vegetables with 70%, dairy with 106%, fresh poultry with 127%, and other promising figures in the fields of fish farming and red meat.
The participants in the session referred to the role of the state in supporting national companies and local factories and empowering entrepreneurs and small investors to achieve self-sufficiency in local industries and meet market requirements.
In the second session "Qatar after the 2022 World Cup and the most important challenges and opportunity," the participants, from the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and Ideal Solutions Company spoke about the potential opportunities after the World Cup to achieve Qatar's 2030 development vision, and the role of sustainable legacy for greater opportunities in the future, challenges of green expansion, and opportunities for smart digital systems in providing distinguished solutions to state institutions.
The participants in the session stressed that the 2022 World Cup is a unique opportunity for the Arab world to correct its stereotyped image, especially since the eyes of the whole world are directed to it and that it is also the first tournament that uses clean energy to cool stadiums.
The participants also explained that all the facilities of the tournament serve the needs of the areas in which they were established to achieve the required sustainability, whether highways or streets surrounding these facilities or infrastructure (water, sewage, rainwater, power lines, etc.), noting that the private sector played a major role in these projects, especially small and medium-sized companies.
The exhibition and forum succeeded during the previous two editions in publishing the book, Glory of Qatar, in its two versions, which document the country's achievements.