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|July 27th, 2005, 08:27 PM||#1|
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Qatar to become an environmental centre ?
Gartner Lee to set up Qatar operations
Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Gartner Lee, a Canada-based environmental services firm, is to establish its regional headquarters at Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), focusing on the development and application of environmental and waste-management technologies.
Gartner Lee, with 16 offices worldwide, plans to open at QSTP next month.
"We've been very impressed by Qatar's commitment to adopting - and enforcing - strict environmental standards.
"And because we need to undertake R&D to adapt our technologies to local conditions, Qatar Science and Technology Park was clearly the ideal location."
"We are also pleased to see companies seizing the opportunity to establish a permanent home in Qatar to develop and deliver their technology, instead of flying out at the end of a project and taking their knowledge with them."
In the long term, Gartner Lee sees the potential for Qatar to become an environmental centre of excellence, exporting the combined know-how of its organisations throughout the region.
Qatar Science & Technology Park is creating the ideal environment in which to develop and commercialise technology.
It provides world-class facilities and services for companies from around the globe, and is fostering start-up technology enterprises.
Located in Qatar's renowned Education City, QSTP tenants have access to the region's leading research universities and their highly qualified graduates.
QSTP will also be one of Qatar's first free-trade zones, making it easy and attractive to set up a wholly-owned company in the country.
By encouraging local technology development, QSTP is creating opportunities for scientists and entrepreneurs from across the Middle East, and spurring innovations that will benefit the region's industry and society.
-TradeArabia News Service
|July 27th, 2005, 11:34 PM||#2|
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Good news for Qatar.
Not only will Qatar be the "Environmental Centre" of the Gulf, but also the "Educational Centre" and the "Athletic Centre" too.