The Minister of State for Interior Affairs H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani yesterday inaugurated the new security printing press building of the Ministry.
Government officials, bank officials in the country and MoI Department directors attended the function.
Addressing the function, director of the Logistics Department of the Ministry, Brig Eng Abdul Azeez Abdullah Al Ansari described the security printing press project as a quantum leap from the world of field security to the world of technical security.
He added that a number of national cadres were sent for specialised courses in different countries to hone their skills in this field.
He added that the aim of establishing the printing press is to protect publications that need to be secure, whether in the public or private sector. The press will be employed to print all documents, checks and bonds, certificates and property deeds, to ensure its security not to be tampered with or forged.
In addition, it will also print various types of magnetic stripe cards. The project will be supervised by a consultant authorised by global credit card issuers (Visa – Master card) to ensure the implementation of the project according to required specifications.
Brig Abdul Azeez Al Ansari thanked the Minister of State for Interior Affairs for his support in achieving one of the bricks of the Qatar National Vision 2030, placing this project in strategy of the MoI with independence in the production of security publications using the finest techniques to get the best product at the world level. The head of Police Press Maj Faisal Al Ansari, explained about the printing press, its potential and workings.
He added that Security Printing Press takes into account the highest levels of safety and security standards and preservation of the environment and health of employees through the use of the latest technologies in this area. At the end of the ceremony, the Minister honoured all those who contributed in the successful launching of the project.
Bank officials who attended the opening admired the security printing press describing it as a quantum leap in the work of banks operating in Qatar and it will bring more gains to banks and customers, both economically and in terms of security and it will save the time, effort and cost.
Source : Qatar Chronicle
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