|Celebrating A Killing|
|MAN is shot in the head, and
joyous celebrations break
out 7,000 miles A away.
Although Americans are in
full agreement that the
demise of Osama bin Laden is a good
thing, many are disturbed by the revelry.
We should seek justice, not
vengeance, they urge. Doesn´t this lower
us to "their" level? Didn´t the Rev Dr
Martin Luther King Jr say, "I will
mourn the loss of thousands of precious
lives, but I will not rejoice in the death
of one, not even an enemy"? (No, he did
not, but the Twitter users who popularised
that misattributed quotation last
week found it inspiring nonetheless.)
Why are so many Americans...|
|THE FORCE OF
|WATCHING the talk
shows, thinking about
the tumultuous last
reflecting on the death
of Osama bin Laden, I feel grateful
for many things but not least this:
the invisibility of the heroes.
For once it is the deed itself that
speaks. The deed, so often lost in
this age of celebrities and reality
shows and Donald Trump´s monumental
ego, stands unadorned. In
its daring, its professionalism and
its effectiveness, the deed is there,
making words look cheap.
The deed was that of the 79 US
commandos, who have met with
President Obama, and who are
known to one another, but are
unknown to us. For secrecy is their
Dispatched from Jalalabad,
Qatar construction boom just 2 years away: Expert
MOUSHUMI DAS CHAUDHURY
DOHA THE next round of construction boom in Qatar will begin in right earnest in a couple of years.
That, at least, is what the sector professionals expect.
Chief Technical Officer of HBK Contracting R Vedhachalam, is one of the many who hold the view.
“I am highly optimistic that the real construction boom will begin in Qatar in 2013.
The ongoing projects will also move at the same speed as before,” he told Qatar Tribune recently.
The HBK Group, one of the largest contracting companies in Qatar which started off as HBK Contracting Company Vedhachalam also believes there will be ample of work to keep construction companies in Qatar engaged for a long time.
“We are looking forward to various infrastructure related projects, construction of stadiums, hotels as we have already built various residential towers in Qatar like Jassim Tower, Mansoora Tower among others.
Our diversified functions means clients can find majority of services like electromechanical works, aluminium glazing works, readymix concrete, precast construction, drilling and blasting works, industrial coating & insulation works,” he said.
“We are also involved in big projects like Dohaland- Museireb properties and hope to get more of such projects in the future.
Our group is also interested in the metro projects and will bid for that when the time comes, he added.” Regarding the development in Qatar, Vedhachalam said: “Qatar has seen the growing pains experienced by its rapidly developing neighbours and has recognised that opportunities exist to improve the quality of life of its citizens through planned infrastructure management and traffic and transport co-ordination.
Qatar has a huge business potential and there is a hunger for fresh ideas and willingness to modify and change the actual structure of the city.” “The most exciting thing about projects in Qatar for us is that the fact that so many of them relate to the various services our company offers including power cleaning, offshore maintenance, blasting and painting among others.
It is also great to be part of expansion of a nice city like Doha and in the preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2022,” he concluded.
HBK Contracting Company was established in the year 1970 to undertake civil construction projects in the Qatar, thus making his contribution to the economic progress of the country and the government sector.
Over the years, the group has executed many of the prestigious projects in the Qatar, for various Public and Private Clients, most particularly the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Ministry of Interior, Kahramaa, QNOC, Qatar Petroleum, HMC, QAFCO, Jazeera Satellite Channel, Al Aqaria, Aayan Real Estate, QIIB, Qatar Entertainment City, Doha Land, etc.