Introduction to Qatar-MMUP Engineering Registration – A Step by Step Guide

MME NewThis is an update of my previous blog in 2016 regarding the Qatar-MMUP Engineering Registration Renewal and Upgrade, there are a lot of questions regarding the application process as follows;

  • New Application
  • Renewal
  • Renewal and Upgrade
  • Re-enrollment

This is an introduction to the step by step process on how to apply, renew and upgrade your MME Engineering Registration. It has been asked many times on may platforms such as FB, Viber, Qatarliving and many others and I hope that this would help all other engineers that will read this blog.

Please note that this is an introduction only. I cannot complete the process till the end since my MMUP/MME Engineering Certificate is still active until October 2018.

Currently the engineers classification are changed as follows:

  • Trainee
  • Grade C
  • Grade B
  • Grade A
  • Expert ???

Previously all applications are done through the Arabic website only, now the application, renewal and upgrade already have an English version. I believe MMUP/MME are exerting their efforts to have this in other languages also.

Please note that this process might changed by MMUP/MME anytime including the website including its appearance.

MMUP/MME Application Procedures

MME/MMUP English version website link – http://www.mme.gov.qa/cui/index.dox?siteID=2

Step 1

Log on to MMUP/MME website using our Hukoomi account.

MME Log In English

Hukomi Log in

Step 2

After logging on your MMUP/MME account, should be directed into MMUP/MME English version of website. Click on the “hard hat” as shown.

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Step 3

Then click on the “Registration and follow-up of Applications” box

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Step 4

Then click on the “Apply” box shown below

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Step 5

In this page the option are all shown. Each has its own explanation below.

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Step 6

Beyond this I do not more information. I will ask help on my engineer friends and previous colleagues so that I can complete each of the items above.

Again, please note that this process might changed by MMUP/MME anytime including the website and it appearance. This is for guidance only and any issues you might encounter following these steps is at your own.  I including PICE, PICE Qatar and other persons names shown in this blog therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message which arise including any negative impact on your application.

PS. I have also a separate blog on the MMUP Engineering Registration appeal process. Check it out on this link – Qatar-MMUP Engineering Registration Appeal – A Step by Step Guide.

If you have other useful information and insights, I will gladly include them in the comments  below. Please feel free to complete the next steps you have information and/or have done the process to help others in need. Anyone can re-blog this and share.

Cheers!

H

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Qatar-MMUP Engineering Registration Appeal – A Step by Step Guide

downloadFollowing my previous blog in 2016 regarding the Qatar-MMUP Engineering Registration Renewal and Upgrade, there are a lot of questions regarding application for an appeal for re-test and category/grade issues.

This step by step process was provided by the Past President of Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Qatar Chapter Engineer Ronaldo Nilo. Thank you sir and I hope that this would help all other engineers that will read this blog.

Please note that this process might changed by MMUP/MME anytime including the website including its appearance.

MMUP/MME Appeal Procedures

MME/MMUP website link – MME Arabic Site

At the moment, (unfortunately for non-Arabic) the appeal is in Arabic format only. Please note that you should use the MMUP/MME Arabic website. The Appeal will not be shown on English Website. It is suggested to ask help from your Arabic PRO or colleague.

Step 1

Log on to MMUP/MME website using our Hokoomi account.

MME Log In Arabic

Hukomi Log in

Step 2

After logging on your MMUP/MME account, you will be directed to the Arabic site. If you are on English site click on “AR” initials on the website header (near the globe). Click on the “hard hat” as shown.

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Step 3

You will see the next page as shown below. Click on the last option.

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Step 4

After step 2, you will see the next page as shown below. Click the highlighted option.

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Step 5

On to the next page, click the marked option.

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Step 6

On to the next page, click the marked option.

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Step 7

Then you will be directed to this page where you can choose which appeal you would want to apply for. First option is for those who fail the exam, 2nd is category or grade, 3rd is specialization and last is others. If you are appealing for upgrading, choose the 2nd option…After choosing the option, you can upload any supporting documents you have like certificates, IDs etc. Then on the box below, copy and paste your appeal letter. Prepare your letter first in English. Then translate to arabic using google. You can do it by paragraph. Do it yourself first then have it finalized by your arabic translator. Once finalized, just copy and paste to the box.

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In Step 7 the choices and a bit of explanation are as follows:

  1. Fail Exam – this is to reapply for another exam if you fail a recent examination
  2. Category – this is to appeal for change of category or grade. This is when you are given a Trainee or grade C but you deserve a grade B or A.
  3. Specialization – this is very seldom used but in-case you are given Electrical Engineer certificate but you are a Civil Engineer.
  4. Others – Other issues that is not covered above.

From here on you should have your Arabic PRO or Colleague with you as you need to prepare statement in Arabic.

Step 8

After clicking submit in step 6, you should see this page confirming that your appeal has been registered and appeal request number will be shown. I suggest you print this page for your future reference another option is screen capture (Ctrl+PrtScn).

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Step 9

Wait for the text message informing you of the schedule of interview.

Step 10

Goodluck!

I believe MMUP/MME are exerting their efforts to have this in other languages also. The Application and renewal already have an English version. Hopefully the English version for the appeal should be out soon.

Other valuable pointers, information and need to know regarding the MMUP/MME appeal provided by PICE Qatar Engineers below;

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Again, please note that this process might changed by MMUP/MME anytime including the website and it appearance. This is for guidance only and any issues you might encounter following these steps is at your own.  I including PICE, PICE Qatar and other persons names shown in this blog therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message which arise including any negative impact on your application.

Anyone can re-blog this and share. If you have other information that could help our colleagues please put it in the comment below.

Cheers

H

Food Trip Blog-A-Thon – Rogers Diners

RogersContinuing my Blog-A-Thon series, the next restaurant is the Rogers Diner.  Rogers Diner is an American Restaurant in Doha located along C-Ring Road, Al Sadd Area. The restaurant’s tagline line really elevates your senses.

I am not a regular customer of Rogers Diner but I do visit the place since 2011.  I really love the place, the ambiance especially the plane concept inside the store.

♥️ Restaurant setup and ambiance is amazing! I love the rotating propeller and the overall store concept. Food is great! and staffs are helpful. Price is Ok especially if you are using an Entertainer or Mybook.

❌ Traffic and parking has been removed and replaced by valet parking.

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Roasted Chicken Drumstick and Panko Fried Fish Fillet is highly recommended!

Have you tried Rogers Diner? If you love American Food this definitely a must try!

PS: Their salads are fantastic and they also deliver!

Food Trip Blog-A-Thon – Racks Restaurant

For an OFW, annual vacation is the time to connect and reconnect with the friends, classmates, colleagues, neighbors, immediate and extended family.

In this installment of my Food Trip, I will share about our my family side Lunch at Racks Restaurant in Greenhills.

Racks has been in the Philippines for a long time. I still remember my fond lunch and dinner experience when I was working in Ortigas Area more than 9 years ago.

Racks Flamed Grilled Ribs tag line are as follows:

BEST RIBS IN TOWN. FLAME GRILLED. FALLS OFF THE BONE!

Truly this has been throughout the years!

❤ Highly recommended if you love super soft grilled Ribs! The staffs are good, manager is great! Many branches all around Metro Manila.

❌ We had experienced food issues but quickly responded by the Manager. The dining place is a bit tight.

Super soft Grilled Chicken, Pork, and Beef Ribs Love this!

Java Rice looks like Ketchup Rice.

Side dish macaroni and cheese – not my type

I haven’t had time to take pictures of other menus since we are all hungry and finished everything off.

Have you tried Racks? Are you still following and ding in the restaurant for years?

PS Thier Barbecue sauce came from heaven! I have not heard or seen if they sell them. I would definitely buy.

Cheers!

Solar Power – This One for the Environment

Pollution, climate change, global warming, greenhouse gasses….. This environmental issues are harmful effects of human activity on the biophysical environment. It has been said that the environment destruction caused by humans is a global problem, and this is a problem that is on going every day. By year 2050, the global human population is expected to become 9.6 billion people from about 7 billion today. That’s a lot of humans lets just imagine what the world will be if we do not do something….. TODAY!

I have been an advocate of environmental protection…. I recycle, reuse and reduce my household wastes in some simple ways such as reducing use of plastic bags, reusing plastic bags, etc…

Back to this post, this time I am going green by installing solar panels for my home back in the Philippines. This means from around 7:00 in the morning up to 5:00 in the afternoon, our home is powered by the sun. At night, when the sun in the other part of the world, the normal Meralco power kicks in.

This is a big decision for me and my family because the investment cost is high and we should be aware of the returns. These are the returns we expect and would like to share to all of you:

  • Going green – we all know that solar energy is renewable energy and this will have positive impact to our environment
  • Reducing carbon emissions – solar energy will reduce our dependency to oil and gas.
  • More Sun – Philippines is one of the sunniest countries and solar power is very viable.
  • Reduce electricity (Meralco) cost
  • The solar panels have 10 years warranty and its expected useful life is more than 20 years. At 20 years old it has been studied that the panels will still produce 92% of its original power generation.
  • Capable of “Net Metering”

Net Metering

So you are now asking how much will it cost to have your own Solar System?

Before I answer this question is you should know what size of solar system do you need. Because the price is dependent size of solar system installation. This answers your question…. My solar installer provided to me the following simple rule of thumb:

  • If your electricity bill is less than 1,000 pesos you might not need a solar system since you possible cannot recover your investment cost. Unless you really love the environment…. why not poknat! Go!
  • If your electricity bill is less than 5,000 pesos, you need a 2.2kW solar system. This what usually a normal household is installing. If you are an OFW you can afford this.
  • If your electricity bill is less than 8,000 pesos, you need a 3.2kW solar system. This what I installed in hour home.
  • If your electricity bill is more than 8,000 pesos, you need a 5.4kW solar system or more. This for big houses and businesses. A lot of business already are installing solar systems…. SM Malls, Central Mall, Robinson’s Mall, Robinsons Land, Powerplant Mall, BPI Banks, BDO banks, etc.
SM North Edsa Solar

SM North EDSA Solar Panel Installation

I would like to thank SolarSet for my solar system installations. They really are one of the most professional and passionate people who will help you on you solar needs and give a little back to the environment. If you like some more readings and further information on home solar systems installation click here.

If you like me to know more about this or you are very interested for a Solar System for your home or businesses in the Philippines, you can contact me by commenting on this post or email me at henrikgal@gmail.com.

Cheers!

H

Back to Work

Hello!

Coming back from my longest vacation ever since I set foot on Qatar…. I usually take my vacation into two weeks long twice a year. Three long weeks I enjoyed and savored the company of my family and friends.

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I wake up on a sky like this!

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Morning Sky

This vacation is very special since I had also ticked one big box on my bucket list and I can’t wait to tell everyone about it.

Solar

This one is for the Environment

That’s it for now.

Cheers

Henrik

 

Food Trip Blog-A-Thon – Ramen Nagi

Continuing this series of food blogs, as I am vacationing in the Philippines, food and eating out is a must! 

Family Dinner has been very special every time I go home. We always look for new restaurants or restaurants that we never try before. Philippines has millions of restaurants to choose from!

Ramen Nagi is a Japanese Restaurant specializing in Ramen! Located in UP Uptown Mall the restaurant boasts its award winning ramen. 

♥️ Restaurant setup and ambiance is great! Ramen is amazing! the taste is unique and staffs are helpful. 

❌ Traffic and parking is normal in the Philippines. Price range is in medium range for Philippine Restaurants.


Dining area, i love the table and the flags!

Japanese food galore!


This is the award winning Butao King! The soup tastes like having the Balut soup but in big bowls. It tastes better with mild spice! 


Red King looks very intimidating and is spicy! The Spicy hot soup base is very interesting! 

Have you tried Ramen Nagi? If you love Ramens and noodles this definetly a must try!

PS: Ramen Nagi’s policy is no take out on all soup/ramen menu.

Out of the Sandpit

As I await my boarding time and after finishing two servings of breakfast, I wrote this blog as try to relax but excitement overwhelms me. 

Out of the sandpit temporarily to be with my loves ones, family and friends.

I cant wait to see my two boys and of course my wife. I look forward to this vacation because in this vacation, hopefully I can tick one of my major bucket list… yes this the top of the list. Excited much!

So departure experience…. Hamad International Airport always has been an amazing place. Top of its class, one of the best airports in the world. I hope Philippine Aiports can catch up. 

I thank God of the privileges I an enjoying everytime I enter HIA. First is that everytime I passed by immigration, it means I am travelling! I Love Travelling! Second is I have free Aiport Lounges, Yes! free food, excellent wifi, nice cozy chairs, big screen TV’s, love  it. 

Al Maja Lounge Seating Area



Food tables! 

My First Breakfast


My Second Breakfast Yey!



Breakfast options…. 

Tip: Ask the waiter for the special fresh to order menu. You can also ask for alcohol on this Lounge!

This may not be the best lounge but as long as it si free, I will always come back!. Have you tried staying at an airport lounge? Please share some tips on comment below.

Cheers!

Food Trip Blog-A-Thon Max’s Restaurant

As I am preparing for my vacation in my beloved country, in this series of Food Trip, I will share to you my experience in Filipino Restaurant called Max’s Fried Chicken Restaurant. 

♥️ Highly recommended if you would like to try Filipino food, there are 2 branches in Doha, staffs are a gem, fresh food every time.

❌ This is Filipino food nothing to write here😄 but parking might be an issue during peak hours.

Max’s is a traditional Filipino Restaurant started way back in 1960. The tag line is the “House that the Fried Chicken Built”

Starters-Lumpiang Sariwa, Lumpiang Shanghai, Chicken Wings


Recommended-Traditional Soup selection of either Shrimp, Milk Fish or Salmon Head


Crispy Milk Fish Belley with sauce


Of Course the house specialty – Max’s Fried Chicken!


I totally love this dessert so I finished it before I took a picture


Dessert! Everybody love it. Max’s also have variety of bakery products like cakes.


My favorite lunch meal – complete with drinks and dessert for 29QAR only.

If you are looking for an excellent Filipino Restaurant try Max’s! 

PS They also cater for all occations.  Talk to any staff for more information.

Food Trip Blog-A-Thon Olive Oil

Another installment of my Food Trip series – All you can eat dinner at Olive Oil Oryx Rotana City Center… Yes EAT ALL YOU CAN!!! 

Gathering with the pinoy mafia, great friends over super delicious dinner catching up. 

♥️ Very good ambiance, great service, unlimited food, food selection is crazy! Located in west bay Oryx Rotana Hotel, booze available. Free valet parking available. Non alcoholic drinks are included in the basic package.

❌ I cannot really say anything but too much food will get you fat. Dinner closes at 10:00PM 😵.

Olive Oil Oryx Rotana is a Meditteranian inspired restaurant.


Buffet table! Wide variet, good selection of food for everyone!

Roast Beef!!! My Favorite




Of course dessert! There is alwas a space for dessert!

The Pinoy Mafia

View of the Dining Area


Have you been in Olive Oil? I suggest you try it yourself better with friends!

PS. Olive Oil is part of the entertainer buy one get one offer. All you can eat dinner is 119 QAR plus the enterainer you and your friend wil pay 60QAR each… not bad! Better than eating at Fridays.