Ashghal Qatar Awards
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has won three international awards from the Harvard Business Council (HBC) in the USA, in honour and recognition of Ashghal as one the most distinguished organisations worldwide for excellence and best practices in several fields.
Ashghal received the ‘Gold Award’ in the ‘Customer Care’ category for the year 2023, and its Roads Projects Department received the ‘Diamond Award’ in the ‘Supply Chain’ category for the Local Areas Infrastructure Programme. Ashghal has also received an exceptional ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for the year 2022.
The Certificate of Excellence was issued to further reward Ashghal's excellent practices represented by last year’s two Diamond Awards in the ‘Green & Environmental Initiatives’ and ‘Health & Safety’ categories as well as the Gold Award for ‘Dealing with COVID-19’.
According to the Harvard Business Council, "What enabled Ashghal to achieve such a high rank in the Supply Chain Diamond level was its leading position in the construction sector in Qatar, in terms of supporting the local manufacturers and suppliers as well local Qatari product, and its commitment to engaging and encouraging all stakeholders from consulting companies, contractors, suppliers, workers, and others, to adopt best standard performance and engage in sustainable top-quality practices."
Commenting on this achievement, Eng. Saoud Al Tamimi, Ashghals Road Projects Department Manager, stated: "This recent win of three HBC awards is added to the long list of global awards won by the department. This reinforces the authority’s position as a global leader and an exemplary of exceptional performance and dedication to providing top quality services, whilst encouraging better practices for better outcomes for the economy, environment, and the society."
Abdulla Saad Al Saad, Ashghal’s Public Relations Department Manager, said: "This award confirms that Ashghal has put customer care at the heart of its operations and at the top of its priorities. Ashghal has been successful in implementing a defined strategy and setting clear goals to better serve its customers' interests while adopting an agile, open-minded, and engaging approach with our customers for further enhancements."
Eng Mooza Al Sowaidi, Head of the Doha City Section at the Road Projects Department in Ashghal, attended the ceremony and received the awards on behalf of Ashghal. Eng Al Sowaidi stated that she was proud to represent Ashghal at such an esteemed event that was attended by distinguished organisations and renowned figures from the MENA region and is extremely happy that Ashghal has won three of the total granted awards granted among the 2000 applications to the awarding programme.
She explained that Ashghal has demonstrated leadership in different construction-related fields, with the Local Areas Infrastructure Programme being recognised for setting a good example in creating a balance between delivering a full and integrated infrastructure across the country and supporting the local Qatari economy as well as small and local manufacturers.
The Harvard Business Council 2023 International Awards was a highly competitive cycle that began on January 16. Ashghal emerged as a standout performer, earning prestigious recognition in two categories and a Certificate of Excellence, out of 13 selected nominees who managed to reach the required milestones, out of over 2,000 applications from organisations from around the world.