Qatar Charity signs cooperation deal for Indonesian project

 05 Jul 2017 - 1:44

Qatar Charity signs cooperation deal for Indonesian project
Officials at the agreement signing event.

The Peninsula

Qatar Charity (QC) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Indonesian Ministry of Higher Education for drilling 100 surface water wells to supply drinking water to universities and colleges. QC wills finance the project that includes paying the costs of drilling well, setting up tanks with the capacity of 100 litres and installation of water pumps.
The agreement will have a huge impact on the lives of the students and providing drinkable water and will help them to carry on with their studies easily, said Directorate General of the Ministry, Ali Gufron.
The charity follows a well examined development vision when determining suitable areas to implement its projects, said QC Country Director of Indonesia office, Karam Zeinhom.
QC has drilled 3,550 wells in Garut City of Indonesia, as part of an agreement signed with its governor Rudy Gunawan in September 2014. The QR1.75m project now offers drinkable water for the city after years of its people suffering and drinking water from ponds causing many diseases, said a release.
The 300 sqkm city of Garut, with a population of 2.5 million, relies mainly on agriculture.
QC continues to implement income-generating projects for poor families in Indonesia, benefiting 12,000 families so far.