Q Life Magazine Issue 8 - Page 41

Resilient by nature
“ The priority lies in building our own capabilities as a ‘ Made in Qatar ’ brand that aligns with national economic aspirations , including new opportunities for manufacturing . We work with international partners and companies to achieve this goal and move closer to self-sufficient production , ” Ahmed Rashed Al-Moosafri Director of Investments at Barzan Holdings , says .
Barzan Holdings ’ ventilators are doing more than saving lives , they ’ re also helping the company invest in Qatar ’ s domestic workforce . Barzan Holdings has opened its doors to young Qatari military cadets and students who want to learn the ins and outs of the manufacturing process . “ Self-sufficiency cannot happen without internal growth . We believe that developing the local knowledge-based economy is part of our contribution towards a lasting legacy for Qataris ,” Al Mannai says .
Barzan Holdings describes the ventilator project as one of its most strategic ventures because of the experience and expertise gained from it . “ We aim to be in a position where we can develop and design in-house solutions that address key issues , without relying upon the expertise of external parties .” Barzan Holdings ’ ventilators have not only saved lives but have also ensured the livelihoods of Qataris in the years to come .
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