Saudi King Launches First Phase of Border Security Project

Saudi Press Agency (SPA)08.09.2014 KSA
Saudi King Launches First Phase of Border Security Project

Saudi King Launches First Phase of Border Security Project

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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz inaugurated in Jeddah and with the attendance of visiting Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa the first phase of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques project for border security.

According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the two leaders saw a documentary film on the several phases of the project.

Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Nayef, Minister of Interior, briefed them on the details of the project.

SPA added that the highly equipped border security project includes 8 command and control centers, 3,397 trainees, 60 trainers, eight command and control centers, 32 rapid response centers, three rapid intervention squads, 38 back and front gates, 78 monitoring towers, 10 monitoring and surveillance vehicles, 1,450 million meters of fiber optics networks, 50 radars, and five 900-kilometer security fences.
The project aims at reducing the number of infiltrators, drug traffickers, weapon and cattle smugglers to zero level.

Saudi Arabia will also erect 38 communication and 40 surveillance towers along its various borders, in addition to establishing an additional 85 surveillance posts. The project will see the deployment of 50 24-hour surveillance cameras and the laying of 1.4 million meters of fiber optic cable to assist in communication.

Riyadh is also set to establish a 900 km security fence, as well as other barriers and security checkpoints along its borders, to deal with drug and arms traffickers, as well as terrorist suspects.

Saudi Arabia is seeking to fortify its borders to safeguard the Kingdom against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), whose fighters are advancing in neighboring Iraq. According to local reports, Saudi Arabia deployed thousands of extra troops to its northern border with Iraq last month, setting up high-tech infrared cameras and radar systems along the 850 km border.

Saudi Arabia will also erect 38 communication and 40 surveillance towers along its various borders, in addition to establishing an additional 85 surveillance posts. The project will see the deployment of 50 24-hour surveillance cameras and the laying of 1.4 million meters of fiber optic cable to assist in communication.

Riyadh is also set to establish a 900 km security fence, as well as other barriers and security checkpoints along its borders, to deal with drug and arms traffickers, as well as terrorist suspects.

Earlier this month, Saudi Border Guards’ spokesman General Mohammed Saad Al-Ghamdi stressed that the Kingdom’s northern border with Iraq is secure, highlighting the state-of-the-art security and surveillance equipment that has been deployed there.

Source: SPA; Arab News

 
 



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