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Fully prepared to ensure safe Eid celebrations: MoI

Fully prepared to ensure safe Eid celebrations: MoI


QNA
Doha
All preparations have been completed to enhance security, maintain law and order and ensure a happy and joyful Eid Al Fitr festival for people of Qatar, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced.
Officials have stressed that the MoI will spare no effort in providing security services, especially during holidays and special events. Some security agencies operate round the clock and ready to respond to any emergencies that can disturb the joy of Eid, they added.
According to the officials, all the security departments, including traffic and patrol directorate, coast and border security, Al Fazaa police, community policing wing have been prepared well for this occasion.
As for the traffic sector, Major Jaber Mohammed Odhaiba, Assistant Director of Traffic Awareness Department at the General Directorate of Traffic, said the department has a special traffic plan for Eid Al Fitr as traffic patrols will be reinforced across the country while focusing on raising awareness about road safety through the distribution of greeting cards to motorists and children.
He said traffic patrols will be present around areas where Eid prayers will be held and the streets leading to them, in addition to strengthening patrols in streets leading to commercial complexes and parks to ensure the security and safety of all.
He urged motorists to abide by the rules of traffic and be careful, especially when passing through the streets of residential areas.
Director of Central Operations Department Brigadier Saeed Hassan al Mazroui said the department will work around the clock without interruption through the service of (999) to receive all communications and direct them to the competent authority.
He said the department coordinates with all departments of the Ministry of the Interior, especially during the Eid Al Fitr days, to follow up the places of celebrations and guide the patrols through the security control and emergency services section.
Mazroui said the department provides humanitarian services to the public in addition to its basic functions such as answering queries or providing some other information that serves the public, such as contacting hospitals or ambulances to transport a patient if required, and other useful information.
He said emergency calls are received in different languages Arabic, English, Hindi, Filipino, Persian, French and Chinese, adding that the average response time is up to 10 seconds.
On the preparations of the General Directorate of Civil Defence for Eid Al-Fitr, Assistant Director-General Brigadier-General Hamad Osman al Dhaimi said the directorate and the civil defence centres are operating around the clock, saying that certain procedures are made during holidays in Sealine area.
He said a number of procedures that must be followed during Eid and even other days related to safety and protection procedures at home, including ensuring that electric current and electrical appliances are switched off in case of travel, and taking care and caution during the preparation of food and not overload the electricity.
The Maritime Patrols of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security operate around the clock with the aim of tightening the security control and providing the necessary assistance to fishermen or those who goes to sea for recreational purposes, swimming and practicing their various marine hobbies.
Director General of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security Brigadier (Navy) Ali Ahmed al Badeed said the work of the administration is not different in the holiday period than what it does during the rest of the year, however, there are some precautionary measures to ensure maritime safety, such as the intensification of patrols during the Eid period as a result of the increase in the number of sea visitors.
Badeed advised visitors to comply with maritime safety requirements on their boats, take adequate supplies for their journey such as water and food, refueling, take life jackets, maintain some first-aid kits and comply with security instructions on not entering areas where fishing is prohibited or being nearby these areas in general.
He called on families who take their children to the beaches not to allow children to swim on their own. He also called on parents to monitor their children on the beach and call the operating room (999) in case of any emergency.
As for the work of the security departments in the various municipalities (Capital Police, Al Rayyan, the South, Al Shamal and Dukhan), the directors and officials of these departments confirmed that the police stations will work around the clock to facilitate the security procedures and carry out all security duties to the fullest extent.
They pointed out the security patrols operate around the clock in cooperation and coordination with various concerned departments at the Ministry of Interior, especially in the areas that are most crowded during Eid, as well as in the industrial areas, sites and tourist places that are usually a destination for families on such occasions.
Head of the external roads and attribution department of Al Najda Police Department (Al Fazaa) Major Abdulaziz Al Khulaifi, said that the administration is operating for 24 hours and added that Al Fazaa police are present at all times.

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