A new government services complex and police station were opened in Onaiza, Dafna, yesterday.
Visitors can avail of the services of a number of government authorities - Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Ministry of Administrative Development and Labour and Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Municipality and Environment and Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) – at the complex.
The MoI has also announced, in a press statement, that another new centre at The Pearl-Qatar will be opened soon.
The Onaiza government services complex and police station were opened by HE the Minister for Administrative Development and Labour and Social Affairs Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi and Director-General of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi.
The opening ceremony was attended by Brigadier Nasser Jabr al-Atiyyah, assistant director of the General Directorate of Passports; Brigadier Mohamed Saif al-Noaimi, director of the Capital Security Department, and a number of other departmental directors at the MoI.
The Onaiza police station and services centre comprise some 7,000sqm of built-up area and have been built at a cost of QR31mn, according to a tweet from the MoI. The visitors’ reception area at the centre is equipped with 150 seats and there are counters for inquiry and services delivery. The facility also features special areas for the elderly and people with special needs, as well as for women, the ministry has explained.
HE Dr al-Nuaimi said the opening of the services centre, the 10th of its kind in the country, was in line with the directives of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior to make government services easily accessible to citizens and residents across the country.
The policy of providing different government services under one roof began in 2013 with the opening of the Mesaimeer Services Centre. The facility started with the services of the MoI and five more ministries were later added to the centre. All service complexes have helped save the time and efforts of the people, he added.
Such service centres are located in different parts of the country, including Mesaimeer, Umm Salal, Wakrah, Hilal, Daayen, Al Khor, Al Shamal and Sheehaniya, and now in Onaiza.
Meanwhile, Staff Major General al-Khulaifi said the Onaiza police station is the fifth section under the Capital Security Department. The others are the Capital police station, Madinat Khalifa, Mesaimeer and Al Sadd police station.
New centre’s working hours
All services of the Traffic Directorate and Passports Directorate will be available at the Onaiza services complex along with the services of other ministries, Brigadier Nasser Jabr al-Atiyyah, assistant director of the General Directorate of Passports, has said.
The centre will be open from morning until evening in two shifts. In the morning shift (6am to 1pm), the services offered will pertain to personal sponsorships, nationality department and fingerprints only.
Services for company sponsorships will be available in the evening session, running from 1pm until 6pm. Other government services will be available in the morning only.
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