UPDAUniversal Property Development and Acquisition Corporation (energy development company)
UPDAUrban Planning and Development Authority (Qatar)
UPDAUnion Progresista de Alguazas (Spanish: Progressive Union Alguazas; political party)
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According to the decree, UPDA will be headed by a CEO with the rank of undersecretary, who will head the Human and Financial Resources Directorate, and the Studies and Strategic Planning Directorate.
However, the UPDA has not been given responsibility for the settlements and communities grown up around QP-controlled areas, such as the onshore Dukhan oilfield, Messai'eed port and Ras Laffan industrial city.
The UPDA masterplan will support Qatar's National Vision 2030, which was approved in June 2008.
As such, Filipino engineers could not register with the UPDA because all of them underwent only 10 years of basic education, and the Qatari authorities have only issued a two-year diploma equivalency for engineering degrees earned in Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs)," Baldoz continued.
Engineers and other professionals cannot work in Qatar if they are unable to register with UPDA.
The partnership, which is expected to be implemented immediately upon conclusion of negotiations, will provide the UPDA fields with additional production personnel and capital improvements.
It is our intention from this point to return UPDA to its commitment to corporate transparency and accountability," continued Chairman Brink.
Over the past year, UPDA has focused its efforts on building a group of companies that allowed it to become an integrated oil and gas company.
The Aztec field personnel in Kansas have enthusiastically accepted responsibility to complete this expansion program," reports Kamal Abdallah, Chairman and CEO of Heartland as well as UPDA, the parent corporation of both Aztec and Heartland.