04 Jan 2018 - 10:14

A vision with a mission

The Peninsula

The  phrase, “Where there is a will, there is a way”, is no idle observation. Without a strong will and perseverance, no country – not even an individual for that matter – can succeed and achieve what it aims at. But the wise leaders tread a  step further and replace the word ‘will’ with ‘vision’ and the wisest ones follow it up with a ‘mission’ and accomplish what others could only dream of.

This is exactly what we are witnessing in Qatar right now. The General Secretariat for Development Planning launched the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV) in October 2008 under the directive of Father Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who was the Emir at that time. The QNV 2030 aims to transform Qatar into an advanced society capable of achieving sustainable development by 2030. The plan is propped up on four central pillars such as economic, social, human and environmental development. It is a real roadmap for Qatar’s future.

Despite the unjust siege imposed by the blockading countries, Qatar is making great strides on the path of comprehensive development under the glorious leadership of the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The first preference and concern of the country’s leadership has always been its people and their wellbeing and prosperity. 

Qatar passed another milestone in this journey toward sustainable development when the Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani inaugurated the outcomes of the comprehensive urban plan of the State of Qatar.

“The outcomes of the master plan resulted in the national development framework document, spatial development plans for municipalities and the creation of urban development centres based on public transport, which would contribute to supporting the state economy and directing investors towards the best of places for development,” said Minister of Municipality and Environment H E Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi during the ceremony.

The plan envisages a clear-cut development policy and a clear vision on space usage in each municipality resulting in a balanced progress while embracing and protecting the local culture, geography and places of historical importance. Instead of going into an unbalanced urbanization, the vision aims at achieving a comprehensive development without disturbing the environment and human population. 

The National Vision aims at transforming Qatar into an advanced country by 2030, capable of sustaining its own development and providing a high standard of living for its people for generations to come.

The Emir is carrying forward a vision of the Father Emir with a mission to transform the country and take it to the fore of the comity of nations as the most advanced, safest and most peaceful country in the world.