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Headquarters building in West Bay opens its doors to the public to witness a portrayal of traditional education in Qatar

Doha, Qatar - 4 December 2012: RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) officially launched the Year of Education 2013 Impressionist Art Exhibition by renowned Qatari artist, Ali Al Sharif at the company's headquarters today. This exhibition marks the start of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme Year of Education 2013 campaign.

The exhibition was officially inaugurated by HE Dr Mohamed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum and Chairman of RasGas, RasGas' board of directors and executive leadership team, in addition to a number of other senior staff.

Showcasing 12 unique paintings by Al Sharif, the collection provides an artistic portrayal of traditional education in Qatar. Set in the 1940's and 1950's, the paintings place specific emphasis on almutawaa and traditional Islamic teaching methods, which paved the way for modern-day education in Qatar.

Bseiso said the Barzan Gas Project both in Qatar and the offshore facilities being built in Ulsan, South Korea, are currently on plan both in terms of cost and schedule to achieve start-up of Train 1 in 2014."RasGas continues to demonstrate its long-standing commitment to the local community. The Company's CSR programme provides a multitude of initiatives such as this exhibition which not only pay tribute to Qatar, but seek to preserve the nation's rich culture and heritage," said HE Dr Al Sada.

This exclusive impressionist art exhibition marks the start of the RasGas CSR's Year of Education 2013 campaign, which will cover a range of topics related to education including art, culture, literature and reading, science as well as employee volunteer and skills transfer initiatives.

"This is our first exhibition at the new headquarters and we are honoured to reinforce our commitment to local arts and preservation of local heritage ahead of Qatar's national day celebrations. RasGas' CSR programme is aligned to the Qatar National Vision 2030 and Qatar National Development strategy 2011-16," said RasGas Managing Director, Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi.

RasGas' proactive CSR programme is based on the four cornerstones of community, education, environment and health. Every year RasGas selects one cornerstone to emphasis its CSR activities and initiatives on. With 2013 being marked as the Year of Education, RasGas will be successfully concluding its first cycle of dedicated CSR campaigns.

The exhibition will run until Monday, December 10th and is open to the public from 9am to 6pm every day.

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