From The Report: Qatar 2019
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The potential for the industrial sector to play a major role in Qatar’s economic growth was officially recognised in 2008 with the publication of the country’s plan for long-term development, Qatar National Vision 2030. Since then Qatar has taken a number of steps to increase the incentives available to foreign investors interested in supporting the country’s industry. Boosted by a new project to build a large petrochemicals complex, and responding to concerns about food supply and security in the wake of the 2017 blockade, non-hydrocarbons industries look poised to play a more prominent economic role. This chapter contains interviews with Mohamed Badr Al Sadah, CEO, Hassad Food; and Nasser Hassan Al Naimi, Managing Director, Barzan Holdings.