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News Bites Autumn 2021


THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION’s (MOEHE) information technology department director, Tariq Al Emadi, announced that smart buses had been rolled out for school children this academic year. Parents with children on those buses can download a movement app to track journeys and receive alerts when the bus drops their child at school or back home. The buses are also equipped with side sensors and cameras for increased safety and security. edu.gov.qa


OOKLA’S SPEEDTEST INTELLIGENCE REPORT on cities with the fastest 5G download speeds put Doha in fourth place for the first two quarters of 2021. The report listed Doha’s median download speed over 5G as 413.40 Mbps. The city with the fastest speed was Oslo, Norway, which had a median download speed of 526.74 Mbps over 5G. ookla.com/speedtest-intelligence


HAMAD MEDICAL CORPORATION (HMC) is set to launch three new mobile blood donation units. The units have been set up to increase the availability of donor blood in the country in preparation for international events like FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. To find out more about becoming a blood donor, visit the Qatar Blood Donor Center section of the HMC website. hamad.qa


DOHA FESTIVAL CITY has launched a rewards programme for customers called Festival Rewards Qatar. Customers can now download the Festival Rewards Qatar App from the Apple Store or Google Play for free and register to gain access to various deals from different types of retailers. These include up to 50% discounts on select products; buy one, get one free offers; and even deals for free services and items. dohafestivalcity.com

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