Souli Dar to make business ideas of 1,000 women bloom
DOHA THE Souli Dar project costing QR25 million will incubate the ideas of a thousand female Qatari entrepreneurs into operational businesses by 2015. This was announced by Suhaila Rabi al Harab, CEO of Souli Advertising and Public Relations, at a function on Sunday.
The project involves the construction of an entrepreneurial incubation centre which will include everything from offices of administrative agencies necessary for the operation of a business, to stores, conference halls and exhibition spaces, to be offered for rent to project participants at reduced rates.
The initiative, which is being organised by Harab, will be funded through memberships and donations from various businesses in the country.
The incubation centre, Harab noted, came out of the ‘Translate your idea’ initiative which was also organised by her and which aimed to assisting businesswomen to turn their business ideas into functioning companies.
Following meetings and discussions with local businesswomen who participated in ‘Translate your idea’, many indicated that such a project would be conducive to their efforts to start successful enterprises.
“The Souli Dar centre will save time and effort by processing all transactions, licences and official documents necessary for the operation of a business project on-site. The ease and convenience of processing these documents will be facilitated by the presence of the offices of the Ministries of Labour, Social Affairs and Business and Trade on site. Offices of Qatar Chamber, Qatar Stock Exchange, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qtel are also planned for the project”, Harab said while listing some of the benefits of participation in the project.
She compared the project to an economic institute which would provide the local market with promising businesswomen prepared to bring Qatar’s National Vision 2030 to fruition.
The construction of Souli Dar is scheduled to commence immediately after the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Souli Dar, according to Harab, “will strongly contribute to enriching and strengthening the commercial scene in Qatar, and will be a unique marker in the country’s development, and that of its community of businesswomen.
The project will also be backed by well-known and successful businesswomen.” The centre is scheduled to be completed within a year and a half. When completed, it will also feature a spa, a movie theatre and restaurants in order to provide the ladies with recreation in their free times.