Within a short period of time, the State of Qatar has made great strides in all fields of economy especially the industrial ones. Oil revenues have been well utilized to establish a solid base for oil and gas related industries and other basic industries, and build an advanced infrastructure capable of serving national industries and responding to its future needs and challenges.
The Ministry of Industry and Energy works to build a strong industrial base, import industrial products, diversify national income sources and increase the contribution of the industrial sector in the gross domestic product (GDP) with a view to achieve a balanced economic growth aside from oil revenues.
The major shift in the path of industrial development came after the enactment of Law No. (1) for the year 1980 on the industrial organization which stipulated the provision of many incentives for the national investors in the industrial field.