In the aftermath of the fire that devastated Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, Qadran, the Franco-Qatari economic circle, mobilized and called on investors around the world to finance the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris.
On April 16, Qadran, the Franco-Qatari economic circle, brought together its founding members and launched an initiative aimed at all economic operators and investors present in France, whether French or foreign. The objective of this initiative is to mobilize as many funds as possible to contribute to the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris.
Christophe Bourland, Chairman of Qadran, points out that "all Qadran members are committed companies, concerned about having a positive impact on their environment. Notre-Dame de Paris is part of our collective tangible and intangible heritage. We have at our disposal an important economic and financial lever to act. Let's activate it together."
Qadran will organize, in perfect collaboration with the French authorities, an exceptional charity event in Paris before the end of 2019 to collect all donations and contributions. This event will be equal to what Notre-Dame de Paris symbolizes for the heritage of humanity. Qadran members and partners in this initiative will provide original lots that will then be auctioned off during the charity event, with all proceeds going to the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral.
Several Qadran members were in Doha at the end of March for the inauguration of the National Museum of Qatar, a building in the shape of a sand rose designed by Jean Nouvel, in the presence of the Emir of Qatar and Edouard Philippe. "The partnership between France and Qatar has already proved its worth in terms of architectural prowess. The Doha Museum, pushes the boundaries of time and imagination. The rehabilitation of Notre-Dame de Paris is a new challenge. With the help of our partners around the world, I am confident that we will be able to meet it," says Christophe Bourland.