About SME Business Opportunities
In 2013, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Qatar Shell launched the SME Business Opportunities initiative as part of a nationwide strategy to support Qatari Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. Since then, Qatar Shell has awarded contracts to 18 local SMEs totalling more than QR 100 million. Through these contracts, local SMES have access to new specific business opportunities within the Pearl GTL plant, the world’s largest gas to liquids plant, developed by Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Shell.
QDB and Qatar Shell strongly believe that local SMEs are the cornerstone for achieving a sustainable and diversified economy in Qatar, and key to facilitating a thriving private sector. Qatar Shell has confidence in the quality and capabilities of local suppliers and trusts their ability to add value to their operations in Qatar.