Doha: Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani today inaugurated Al Daayen Naval Base, the new building of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security, in Sumaysimah area in northern Qatar.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by a number of Ministers, senior officials, Ambassadors accredited to the State and guests of the country.
A documentary film about the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security, its stages of development, specialties, its role in securing maritime borders and preventing smuggling and illegal migration, its search and rescue operations and other specialties were shown at the ceremony.
During the ceremony, the Prime Minister inaugurated a number of new naval boats belonging to the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security. He also witnessed a presentation by the Department’s search and rescue team.
The PM then toured the new buildings of the Department, during which he was briefed about the important facilities and modern equipment that are compatible with the nature of the coastal and border security tasks and raises the level of performance to meet the requirements of maritime security.
Built on a total area of 639,800 square meters, Al Daayen Naval Base is located in the middle of the country’s eastern coast, in order to facilitate securing of all territorial waters of the State and border posts.
The base includes all the advanced requirements for marine security, which will contribute to securing the maritime borders of the State and tightening the security control and protection of all its coasts by conducting maritime patrols to prevent infiltration and smuggling of prohibited materials and control maritime violations, as well as providing marine services to citizens and residents at the same level in term of performance efficiency.
The base was established according to a model that takes into account the functions and competences of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security. It accommodates all its units, as well as a sophisticated seaport with a depth of 6 meters besides other sports, training and medical facilities, civil defense, manufacturing and maintenance workshops, operating rooms, officers’ accommodation and other facilities.
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