Posted on August 18, 2017
Indonesia is keen to beef up the profile of its workforce in Qatar by bringing in more nationals working in professional sectors, said Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar HE Muhammad Basri Sidehabi.
Talking to the local media on the sidelines of the celebration of the 72nd Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia hosted by the Embassy on Thursday, the envoy said they are targeting to bring at least 1,000 Indonesian workers to Qatar annually with expertise in key sectors such as hospitality, construction and oil and gas. According to Ambassador Sidehabi, there are around 40,000 Indonesian nationals currently working in Qatar. While the majority of Indonesian workers are still in the domestic sector, he said, the number of Indonesian professionals in Qatar including semi-skilled workers is gradually increasing.
Commenting on the occasion, the envoy lauded the strength of Indonesian workforce and stressed their potentials in further contributing to the development in Qatar. "Today is a special day for Indonesia. Our country comprises many ethnic groups with diverse cultures and traditions. So, I take this opportunity to appeal to our people to remain united as a nation," the envoy added. Ambassador Sidehabi mentioned that a business delegation from his country will be visiting Doha in November to meet Qatari businessmen in order to explore investment ventures.
The Indonesian delegation will comprise representatives of Indonesian companies from different sectors including food and construction. The 72nd Indonesian National Day was attended by members of the community. The event started with the singing of the national anthem and reading of important notes by the ambassador. The event also featured a bazaar showcasing different Indonesian dishes prepared by some community members.
source: Qatar Tribune