As part of its continuous support for home-based businesses, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) launched the 3rd edition of Ramadan Bazaar Markets 2018, in cooperation with Bedaya Centre and Qatar Business Incubation Centre (QBIC), at a ceremony held recently at The Gate Mall.

Ramadan Bazaar Markets 2018 was launched within the framework of the QDB Home-based Business National Programme (HBBNP) for developing home-based businesses. This initiative started in 2015 to support the home-based sector.

The launch was joined by Ibrahim Al Mannai, Executive Director of Advisory Services and Incubations at QDB; Salam International CEO Abdulsalam Abu Issa; and QBIC CEO Aysha Al Mudahka, in the presence of participating entrepreneurs and a large number of shoppers.

The Ramadan Bazaar Markets are set to run until 8 June, at various locations around Doha – at The Gate Mall (Vatrena 17), at the Al Duhail Sports Club – Dukan Bedaya (Night Market), and at the Katara Cultural Village – Dukan Bedaya (Night Market). It will feature a variety of homemade products and innovative handcrafts made expertly by 150 entrepreneurial projects and initiatives, available for shoppers during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Speaking on the occasion, Ibrahim Al Mannai highlighted the importance of home-based businesses in the development of the national economy. He said that the third edition of the Ramadan Bazaar Markets is organised as a continuation of the previous editions.

The Ramadan Bazaar Markets 2018 offer home-based businesses a unique opportunity to display and sell their products, create new marketing and distribution channels, and showcase their projects on a wider scale.’

QDB continues to offer various programmes and initiatives aimed at assisting Qatari entrepreneurs and qualifying them to successfully enter the labour market, taking into consideration the pivotal role the SME provides the economy and its effective contribution in achieving the main objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to build a diversified and competitive knowledge-based economy.

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