Qatar Chamber is keen to develop further its digital structure to launch more e-services, which have proven vital during the pandemic by being able to provide uninterrupted services to its members at the height of Covid-19-related challenges, general manager Saleh bin Hamad al-Sharqi has stressed.
Al-Sharqi, in the chamber’s latest edition of Al Moltaqa economic magazine, said Qatar Chamber continues to implement its digital transformation plans as part of “tireless efforts” to serve the Qatari business community and the import role of technology in “translating these efforts into tangible reality.”
“Qatar Chamber continues to implement its plans towards digital transformation. Therefore, it has developed its digital infrastructure to transform its services to e-services to meet the needs of all companies and save members time and effort.
“There is no doubt that the chamber's efforts are in line with the objectives of the Qatar E-Government 2030 Strategy, which aims to help businesses and private organisations find easier and faster ways to operate their businesses,” al-Sharqi said.
According to al-Sharqi, this strategy also comes in line with Qatar's strategy for economic diversification that relies on creating the right environment for investment and companies, and removing any barriers to doing business, so that the economy can continue to grow and develop.
“In that respect, Qatar Chamber has recently launched a host of e-services with the aim to streamline the country's business environment and develop services offered to the business community, investors, and companies in Qatar.
“The chamber's e-services will allow members to issue certificates of origin and ATA Carnet, register in training programmes, and update company data. They will also have easy access to the online Qatar Chamber Commercial and Industrial Directory.
“Undoubtedly, the digital transformation adopted by the chamber, in accordance with the highest international standards, has borne fruit during the Covid-19 pandemic. This digital development allowed the chamber to provide its services to the private sector without interruption during the precautionary measures in a way that preserved the
safety and health of affiliates and visitors and facilitated the business environment in the country,” al-Sharqi explained.
Al-Sharqi said this includes the listing companies in the online Qatar Chamber Commercial and Industrial Directory, an electronic platform that includes lists of commercial and industrial companies operating in Qatar and registered at the chamber and classified according to commercial activity and the most important sectors in the country.
He said the directory offers an important platform that enables investors and businessmen inside and outside Qatar to explore the local market and identify companies of various economic sectors.
“In general, the chamber seeks to further develop its digital structure to launch more e-services with the aim to enhance the services provided to the private sector as making transactions and services digitally available would contribute to the state's efforts to achieve economic development,” al-Sharqi said.