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07 Sep 2019

Chief of Public Security patronises oil spills combating workshop

MOI:

Under the patronage of Chief of Public Security, Major-General Tariq Al Hassan, the Second National Workshop on Combating Oil Spills was held by the Supreme Council for Environment.

The workshop was held in cooperation with the National Disaster Management Committee and the Oil Spill Response (OSRL) Company. It was attended by the Council’s Chief Executive, Dr Mohammed Mubarak Bin Daina and senior Interior Ministry officers.

The Chief asserted the importance of training programmes and activities to enhance awareness of risks and threats that could happen because of crises and accidents. Training could help in determining how to deal with those risks and take up responsibilities.

He highlighted the role of the committee, including the evaluation of general safety and suggests plans and measures to tackle and limit disasters with competency. The penal also continuously review emergency plans of ministries and concerned authorities and cooperation with specialised organisations while dealing with disaster management.

The Chief added that the workshop contributed to enhancing awareness of different segments of society and enhance the quick response of security and other authorities in case of emergencies and rescue cases.

He said that the Kingdom had taken significant steps in ensuring general safety and highlighted the essentiality of exchanging experiences and adoption of the latest technology. He said that safety had many areas, including risk management and the protection of individuals and public and private property. He said that the workshop was an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the safety and protection field. He said that the Interior Ministry through the committee was dedicated to deal with any oil spill and combat environment-related violations. He thanks the organisers of the event.

The Chief Executive of the Council highlighted the risks of oil spills on the marine environment and navigation, along with desalination and power stations and other industries. He stressed the importance of coordination between all ministries and organisations to promote oil spills combating efforts.

He explained that a team of concerned government organisations had concluded reviewing and updating the national emergency plan to fight pollution related to oil and harmful substances. He revealed that the council was about to start a supervisory programme of inspection visits and meetings with establishments near the beach to ensure their capabilities to deal with oil spills.

At the end of the workshop, the 60 participants from 20 government and private organisations received their certificates.

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