Doha, 12 December 2018 - The much-anticipated Al Furjan Markets Raffle Draw by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) came to a close on December 11, 2018 at Four Seasons where the lucky draw winners of the 45 retail stores were announced. For Phase I of Al Furjan markets project, QDB witnessed an overwhelming response by receiving 13,266 applications. The raffle draw ceremony was also an ode to the huge participation reflecting people’s keen interest in Al Furjan Markets project as well as informing people about the facilitation and improvements being made by QDB.
In order to ensure utmost integrity, fairness and adherence to the principle of equal opportunity, the draw was fully automated and was supervised by an international audit firm under the supervision of a committee composed of members from the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, the Technical Committee to Stimulate Private Sector Participation in Economic Development Projects, and QDB.
Commenting on this occasion, Mr. Abdulrahman bin Hesham al-Suwaidi, Facilities management Executive director at Qatar Development Bank (QDB), said:
“The raffle draw comes as part of our support to Qatari entrepreneurs, encouraging SMEs, and facilitating the growth of the private sector, given the role it plays in achieving sustainable development and economic diversification. This pioneering project will contribute to the urban development in Qatar and will provide equal opportunity for everyone. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Al Furjan Raffle Draw winners, and we wish them success in their endeavor.”
The Al Furjan Markets project is a unique initiative launched in collaboration with a number of the government sectors, in cooperation with QDB, which is handling all construction and administrate work for the project. The initiative is considered one of Qatar’s strategic projects and is intended to support the commercial sector in the country, as part of the development of a sustainable economy in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 to create a diverse permanent economic environment. The motivation behind this project is the forecasted increase in population within the city of Doha and its surroundings. The retail mix has been devised to cater to the most important needs.