On Thursday, the 9th of March, 2023, in the presence of the University Rector, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the President of the Kurdistan Syndicate of Engineers Engineer Omar Qarani, and the Dean of Erbil Engineering Technical College Prof. Dr. Ayad Zaki, the competition (Pervious Concrete) was held for students of six Kurdistan governmental universities.
After the welcoming speech by the Dean of Erbil Technical Engineering College, Prof. Dr. Ayad Zaki, the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harkidelivered a speech in which he said: “At the beginning, I would like to congratulate the organizers of this competition in the Technical Engineering College of the Erbil Polytechnic University. Ladies and Gentlemen, such activities are considered as another lesson for students or another way of studying. We as the Erbil Polytechnic University always support such activities.
When Dr. Rafah suggested the Competition idea, I supported her a lot. Fortunately, in March, which is the month of encouraging us as Kurdish Nation, they were able to hold this competition.
We hope that such celebrations and activities will continue. So, today we congratulate the students on the March occasions and performing the competition and wish them continuity.
I also want to express my warm gratitude towards the sponsors of this event and welcome the 22 groups from 6 different universities who have participated with us today. We wish them all success, I hope this competition will be another incentive to learn more about their sciences so that they can easily find job opportunities in the future and work in their field. Congratulations again and welcome.”
Then, the competition program began in which the level of the groups were close to each other. After successive competition, the Duhok University students group and the Erbil Polytechnic University students group could won reach top one and two.
The jury Committee of the competition consisted of: Dr. Bahman Omar Taha and Dr. Rafah Rashid Abdulmajid from the Erbil Polytechnic University and Dr. Dilshad Khadr Bzeni, Dr. Sirwan Khader Mullah, and Ms. Payam Ismail Abdulrahman at the Salahaddin University-Erbil.
It is worth mentioning that the competition was sponsored by the Kurdistan Syndicate of Engineers, Hendsteel Company, Forebridge Company, Car Group, Sika Company, RMG Company, and Build Tech.
Finally, certificates and awards were presented to the supervisors, judges, and the top one and two groups