Press Releases

13 March 2007

Salam Donates QR1mn for SDC Housing Project

SALAM International Investment Limited (SIIL) donated QR1mn as a contribution to the Social Development Centre’s (SDC) Al Birr Residential Compound project.

Salam International’s Vice-Chairman Hussam Abu Issa, said that the donation was part of the mission of his company towards the community. “It is part of our mission to support the social activities and raise public awareness on the significance of such social initiatives,” he said.

Abu Issa said that providing financial support to such projects was not the ultimate goal of his company. “Our aims go beyond the financial support. We would like to convey a message to the whole society about the necessity of partnership between companies and the community where they operate”, he said, adding that Salam International has set up an internal committee which is tasked with exploring the possible social duty that the company can render to the community. “We work on our own initiative with regards to supporting charitable societies. But sometimes we received requests for support from different societies,” he added.

The SDC’s General Director, Amal Al-Mannai said that the Al Birr Residential Compound Project would be one of the milestones of the SDC on its way towards sustainable development. “The Al Birr Residential Compound is a success story which unfolded when HH the Emir granted a plot of land for the SDC upon which the compound would be built.” she said, while lauding the generous donation of Salam International.

However, Al Mannai said the door was still open for more donations for the project. “The SDC is inviting more companies to take a cue from Salam International and provide support to the project. The recent rise in the prices of construction materials in the local market has increased the total cost of the project,” she added.

The Al Birr Residential Compound, an endowment project, is one of the leading projects whose proceeds will be directed toward financing other social projects and services provided by the SDC which functions under the aegis of Qatar Foundation.