QPMC expands operations with new dune sand site

Construction materials supply in Qatar to be boosted as QPMC will be expanding its dune sand operations with a new site in Al Kharara

Eisa Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer, QPMC. (Image: <i>The Peninsula</i>).
Eisa Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer, QPMC. (Image: <i>The Peninsula</i>).

Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) announced that it has introduced changes to its dune sand production and handling process, after a recent meeting with Qatar Chamber (QC).

The development comes on the back of concerns raised by one of the company’s clients regarding sand distribution process, QPMC said.

With the opening of a new site in Al Kharara, QPMC said its sand dune operations are set to enhance production.

Included in these improvement are the increase in working hours upto 12 hours (from 5:00hrs  till 17:00hrs) to ensure that operational requirements are being met and four entrances have been assigned for the location to avoid traffic and delays, in addition to creating a six-lane truck waiting area to reduce traffic, while the new site is just three km away from the main road.

Eisa Al Hammadi, chief executive officer, QPMC said: “QPMC has developed its operations in collaboration with the private sector, especially when it comes to dune sand – and this has garnered incredible interest from the ministry of municipality and environment, as well as Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi.”

He added: “ We are pleased to receive private sector suggestions when it comes to improving our processes, and we are happy to meet with them in the presence of appropriate government and company officials to address their suggestions and establish solutions.”

The executive said that the company is resolute in finding apt resolutions when it comes to its stakeholders, and is committed to developing the construction primary material sector in the country.

Today, QPMC handles a daily capacity of 40,000m³ of dune sand, and the company aims to enhance its products and services to support Qatar’s urban construction, the CEO outlined.

Ali bin Abdullatif Al Misnad, QC board member added: “QPMC has demonstrated its staunch commitment to collaborating with its private sector clients; the company aligns with them to ensure that industry best practices are maintained, and always listens to its stakeholders’ suggestions and solutions to ensure that these practices are brought to life.”

He added that this approach has a positive effect on all concerned parties and is beneficial to the development of the sector and Qatar.

The new Al Kharara site aims to limit any delays that adversely impact transportation and is able to meet local dune sand demand for seven months.

Currently, in order to maintain a continuous flow of the material, QPMC is working with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment to assign new locations for dune sand supply. The ministry will assign additional locations three months prior to the end of current site resources and monthly reports will be submitted to evaluate the status and the remaining sand quantities, QPMC said.


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