13 Jun 2018 - 8:36
MoI fully set for Eid Al Fitr holidays
By Sidi Mohamed | The Peninsula
DOHA: The Ministry of Interior has completed all preparations for the Eid Al Fitr holidays, providing its 24-hour security services to respond to any emergency that can disturb the joy of Eid for all.
All the security departments and the various sectors such as traffic and patrol directorate, coast and border security, Al Fazaa Police, community policing, security departments in various areas, airport passport and security, and other service and security sectors have all prepared well for this occasion.
As for the traffic sector, Major Jaber Mohamed Rashid Odaiba, Assistant Director of Media & Traffic Awareness Department told media yesterday at Corniche at the occasion of distribution of gifts among motorists that the traffic accidents had decreased during Ramadan compared to before despite the fact that many schools were still open.
Regarding the preparation for Eid Al Fitr, Odaiba said: “The traffic patrols will be present around all areas where Eid Al Fitr prayers will be held and the streets leading to them to control traffic, in addition to streets leading to commercial complexes, and also public parks to ensure the security and safety of all.”
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has also prepared more than 362 mosques and prayer grounds in various areas across the country for Eid Al Fitr prayer. It also announced that Eid Al Fitr prayer will be performed at 4:58am, 15 minutes after sunrise.
According to a statement issued by the MoI, Director of Central Operations Department Brigadier Saeed Hassan Al Mazroui said that 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.
Al Mazroui explained that 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 and important information.
He added that 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 that the directorate and the civil defence centres are operating around the clock, saying that certain procedures are made during holidays in Sealine area, which large numbers of citizens visit during the Eid.
The Maritime Patrols of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security operate around the clock and providing the necessary assistance to fishermen or those who go to sea for other purposes.
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.
Concerning the Airport Passports Department, the Director of the Department Colonel Mohammed Rashid Al Mazrouei, said that the preparations began with the start of the summer vacation, and that the work of the department is continuous around the clock.
Director of Airport Security Department Brigadier General Issa Arar al Rumaihi, said that the administration prepared to intensify security patrols inside and outside the airport.
Meanwhile, the General Directorate of Traffic distributed more than 1000 gifts named ‘Director’s Gift’ to motorists to thank them for their cooperation with Department in decreasing traffic violations and accidents during Ramadan at Corniche Doha.