April 10, 2017
A peninsula situated within the western coast of the Arabian Gulf, the State of Qatar makes up a total area of 11,521 square kilometers, with vast lands of flat rocky plains marked by a number of inland seas, bays and basins that hold fertile lands where different species of natural plants grow.
A fishing village back then, the capital city of Qatar is Doha and Islam is the official religion. Like any other country in the Arabian Gulf, its climate is characterized by scorching summers, fairly hot winters, and occasional rainfalls.
According to the Qatar Embassy in the Republic of the Philippines’ website (manila.embassy.qa), the state’s thriving economy is brought by its abundance in crude oil natural resources, which amount to roughly 850,000 barrels per day.
Oil and gas have been the backbone of the country’s development, where majority of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) roots its continuous increase. With the efforts and guidance of the Qatari leadership, the production capacity of its liquefied natural gas reaches up to more than 60 million tons per year. Meanwhile, gas produced in the North Field where gas reserves (containing around 380 trillion cube foot of gas) and other associated companies are installed, yield about 18 billion cube foot of gas per day.
The Filipinos based in Qatar count up as the 4th largest community in the state. Due to their outstanding performance and commitment at work, the Filipinos are the preferred employees of choice by the Qataris. They are known to have greatly contributed to Qatar’s economic development especially in the construction industry, oil and gas production, other engineering and administrative fields, and health care sectors.
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