DOHA, Qatar, Mar 15 – Arab towns face enormous challenges that require more efforts, cooperation and coordination to address and overcome them, Qatari Minister of Municipality and Environment, Mohammed Abdullah Al Rumaihi, said.

In a speech, in conjunction with Arab City Day, which is marked on Mar 15 each year, Al Rumaihi, who is also Supreme Chairman of the ‘Arab Towns Organisation Award’ said, this year’s celebration was held at a time when the Arab towns are facing more dangers and enormous challenges, imposed by current circumstances in the Arab region and the world in general.

The Minister said that, the celebration highlighted continued significance attached by this leading Organisation to the cause of sustainable development, in order to achieve prosperity and serve their citizens away from disputes and conflicts and in a secure and stable environment.

He said that, Qatar has given prominence to sustainable development, and underscored the comprehensive and modern renaissance witnessed by Qatar in all fields, particularly in planning cities and municipalities services as well as in improving infrastructure.

This development, which focused on social, economic, environmental and human aspects, is one of the goals and pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030, which was launched to serve as a clear roadmap for Qatar’s future in achieving sustainable development for its citizens and residents, Al Rumaihi said

Source: QNA