The GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Border and Cost Guard Week organized by Qatar’s Ministry of the Interior represented by the General Directorate of Coast and Border Security kicked off on Wednesday under the theme of “Security and Safety Our Purpose” at the Bandar Terminal in the Doha Corniche, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
The four-day event, which is being held in all GCC countries, is implemented in accordance with the decisions of the meeting of GCC Ministers of Interior aimed at spreading marine awareness among sea visitors and introducing maritime safety and security procedures. The event also aims to increase public awareness among citizens of GCC member states.
Speaking on this occasion, Director of Coasts and Borders Security Department (CBSD) Staff Brig. (Navy) Ali Ahmed Saif Al Badeed Al Mannai said the celebration of the Coast Guard Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness about maritime safety procedures among all citizens and residents and to convey an awareness message about the dangers of the sea and the importance of measures to be taken by the public.
The event also introduces the public with coastline and border security functions and efforts to protect maritime security, protect sea-goers and preserve their lives, he said, inviting the public to visit to the Exhibition held during the Week and seize the opportunity to better know the equipment and devices displayed by the General Directorate of Coast and Border Security in order to raise the level of awareness among the public and achieve the objectives of the ongoing event.
He pointed out that the Ministry of Interior attaches great importance to the General Directorate of Coast and Border Security due to its competencies, referring to its continued support aimed at developing and upgrading of CBSD’s capacities and services and providing it with the latest equipment and boats.