Amidst the global pandemic, Qataifan projects reported that they have succeeded in adapting to the situations placed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and transforming challenges into opportunities in 2020.Qataifan projects, which is completely owned by Katara Hospitality and the exclusive real estate developer of Qetaifan Island North, is celebrating its third anniversary and the second anniversary of the start of construction on site.
As per the organisation, the enhancement of Qetaifan Island North never deviated from the set schedule or did not see any noticeable delays from the specified work plan.
A committe was set up, to progress with a creative plan between the Operations and Technical Departments headed by Katara Hospitality managing director and deputy chairman Sheikh Nasser bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani to manage the crisis without affecting the company’s operation, employees, departments, and the more than 7,000 workers under the supervision of six main contractors.
To carry of out the initial stage of the project, the number of working hours came up to 6mn, which includes the retail plaza, mosque, beach club, icon tower island, hotel, waterpark, and salt canal.
The vital precedency for the crisis management issues were the physical and psychological health of the company’s employees, by dedication to the rules and preventive methods given by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the Supreme Committee.
Speaking about implementing efforts and deriving successful outcomes, Sheikh Nasser bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani said, “Working within a successful organisation, such as Katara Hospitality under the leadership of Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani, chairman of the board of directors of Katara Hospitality, puts more responsibility on us and requires more effort from our side. In other words, reaching the summit is difficult, but maintaining it is much more difficult. “This requires from everyone to not only work as one team, but to work on establishing the team spirit as a principle and consider it as a starting point for understanding strengths and investing in them in the correct and timely manner, identifying weaknesses to avoid them, exploiting strengths to minimise the impact of weaknesses, and working in harmony and unity, each in his specialisation as one body in the face of the crisis,” he added.
He stated that the main reason behind the success of Qetaifan Projects is the clarity of vision and the smooth transmission of it to the team and the resulting unification of thought.
He concluded by saying “the essence of crisis management, as is the case in all state institutions that combined their efforts and harnessed their capabilities to pass through the crisis, is taking into account preserving project schedules as much as possible and paying attention to the health and occupational safety of community members and work teams, especially in light of working on the preparations to host the 2022 World Cup, which will be hosted for the first time in an Arab country.”