Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi, director general of public security, and other senior officials of the Ministry of Interior during the opening of the GCC Traffic Week at the Doha Exhibition Center premises.
DOHA: The activities of the 28th GCC Traffic Week kicked off here yesterday with a colouful ceremony at the Doha Exhibition Center premises attended by children, families and senior officials from the Ministry of Interior and visiting delegations from other GCC countries.
The week-long activities under the theme “let us work together for reducing traffic accidents” are taking place at special tents erected next to the Exhibition Center.
One of the highlights of the Week is an exhibition focusing on traffic safety. Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi, director general of public security opened the exhibition in the presence of Brigadier Muhammed Saad Al Kharji, director of the Traffic Department and other senior officials from the Ministry of Interior.
Different departments of the Ministry of Interior and a number of companies and institutions are taking part in the exhibition.
Earlier, school children presented a variety of cultural events focusing on the theme of the Traffic Week.
A series of lectures and seminars will be held from today to raise public awareness on traffic safety.
The events will be held in two shifts - from 8am to 12 noon and from 4pm to 9pm. Religious scholars have also been involved in the Week’s activities who will deliver lectures on the topic, from a religious and social perspective.
Besides the exhibition, there is a special tent providing the various electronic services of the Ministry of Interior to the visitors. Cars badly damaged in traffic accidents are also on display outside the tents.
Leaflets, brochures and posters carrying traffic safety messages will be distributed for the visitors.
Tire companies are displaying different type of tires and their capacity to sustain risks. Mowasalat, Qatar Gas, Qatar Red Crescent, Qatar Scientific Club are also participating in the exhibition, with entries focusing on traffic safety. A Traffic Village has been set up at the premises with a lot of fun-filled activities for children. A classic cars show and police canine show are also entertaining the visitors.
At the ‘Down Memory Lane Tent” people will share their traffic experiences while the “Beginning and Ending Tent,” which is a new experience will screen a number of awareness films. Awareness lectures, workshops and seminars will be held on the subsequent days of the Traffic Week.
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