Ashghal and Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) have signed a strategic framework agreement for the import of raw materials. This agreement contributes to Ashgal’s ongoing efforts to ensure the availability of construction materials for planned infrastructure development projects for the future.
Limestone and gabbro aggregates for Ashgal’s projects
Under this agreement, QPMC will provide Ashghal with 41 million t of limestone and 51 million t of gabbro aggregates in order to continue and complete its building and constructions programmes and projects in Qatar. The agreement extends across a five-year period.
QPMC has guaranteed that the prices of the raw materials are fixed in the local market, and that enough quantities are available for the first few years. This will allow for stability in prices. QPMC hopes to achieve stability in domestic prices for the benefit of employees and beneficiaries of Qatar’s construction sector.
QPMC enhancing projects in the pipeline
Chairman of QPMC, Eng. Abdulaziz Al Ansari, said: “The agreement confirms that QPMC has become the trusted arm in Qatar and the region. It can be relied on to provide primary materials of gabbro and limestone, fine sand and washed sand, and within the required quantities for the implementation of major projects in Qatar.
He continued: “The purpose of signing this agreement with Ashghal is to provide it with construction materials needed for its upcoming projects for the next five years. Ashghal is considered a strategic partner for QPMC, and this cooperation will surely enhance projects in the pipeline.”
QPMC has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Belgian engineering consultant, Rent-A-Port, to set up mining operations in the Khatmat Malaha area in the Sultanate of Oman.
A trusted supplier of primary material in Qatar
QPMC’s CEO, Eng. Eisa Al Hammadi, has emphasised that this agreement promotes the QPMC’s position as a trusted supplier of primary material in Qatar. He said: “It is within the company's vision to provide as much transparency and reliability of its dealings with suppliers and construction contractors to work with each other in an open cooperative and collaborative manner in the spirit of mutual trust to meet their needs for the quality control, maintaining environmental integrity, and to overcome obstacles and achieve the objectives.”
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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