Doha, Qatar 25 June 2012-
- Al Hedfa, "We constantly adhere to international standards, particularly in safety and security procedures."
Qatari Diar Real Estate Company conducted a mock fire drill on Thursday, the 21st of June as part of its plans to raise the level of awareness on fire safety and security procedures at its workplaces.
The drill started with the operation room being informed of a false smoke at an electricity board on the company's headquarters' first floor. Upon receiving the alert, security personnel sounded the fire alarm and a team of eleven firefighters and paramedics rushed to evacuate the building. The team guided about 65 staff members to two safe assembly points.
The team also contained the "situation" as it extinguished the 'fire' at the electricity board and tested emergency lights and exits.
Engineer Mohammed Bin Ali Al Hedfa, Qatari Diar Group CEO supported the drill saying, "we constantly adhere to international standards, particularly in safety and security procedures."
"We have never underestimated safety and security protocols and never will. Such measures are not optional to us as they rank among our main objectives at Qatari Diar," he added.
Group CEO Al Hedfa stressed the importance of ensuring the safety of staff members and employees through supporting awareness programs and practices.
About QATARI DIAR Real Estate Investment Company:
Wholly owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, QATARI DIAR Real Estate Investment Company was established in December 2005 to support Qatar's growing economy and to co-ordinate the country's real estate development priorities. QATARI DIAR is currently developing or planning 49 projects in 29 countries around the world.
QATARI DIAR is becoming established as one of the world's most trusted and respected real estate companies because of its commitment to quality, local community, partnership and hallmark sustainability.
QATARI DIAR's hallmark vision of sustainable development places community and local traditions at the forefront. The Company aims to create and manage property investments and developments which not only comply with the best international standards, but which also strongly reflect local culture and values. As a result, QATARI DIAR's projects deliver a distinctive and sustainable social, economic and environmental benefit to the community. In addition, QATARI DIAR often enables local and international developers and investors to partner in its projects, and to work together in exploring other opportunities, both locally and internationally.