Qatari cities witnessing developmental renaissance: Al Subaie
23 March 2023, 12:00 AM
30 April 2023, 12:00 AM
Minister of Municipality Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie has said that all Qatari cities have witnessed comprehensive development and urban renaissance in recent years
The development strikes a balance between keeping pace with the developments of the modern era and preserving the authentic Qatari identity and heritage, as well as the environment and sustainability.
Dr Al Subaie was speaking to mark the Arab City Day, which falls on March 15 of every year to commemorate the establishment of the Arab Towns Organization in 1967.
The most prominent successes achieved by the municipalities during the recent period is that all Qatari cities have been awarded the title Healthy City from the World Health Organization (WHO), making Qatar the first country in the Middle East region to receive this title.
Six Qatari cities have also been awarded membership in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC). Also, Al Wakra city won the UNESCO Award for Learning Cities for the year 2021, and Al Daayen city won the Arab Socially Responsible City Award for the year 2023, after being selected by the Regional Network for Social Responsibility, in recognition of its efforts in establishing distinguished practices in achieving social responsibility and sustainable development.
The minister added that these achievements and successes of the Qatari cities come as a culmination of the great efforts made by the Ministry of Municipality represented by the municipalities to improve the quality of life and improve the health and well-being of the population, in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the ministry in preserving environmentally friendly cities with green, healthy and picturesque facilities, and within the process of renaissance, development and prosperity that the country is witnessing under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.