HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani inaugurated Sunday Al Daayen Naval Base, the new building of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security, in Sumaysimah area in northern Qatar.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by a number of ministers, senior officials and ambassadors accredited to Qatar.
A documentary film shown on the occasion featured the stages of development of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security, its potentials, specialties, its role in securing maritime borders and preventing smuggling and illegal migration, its search and rescue operations, and other specialties.
Personnel of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security demonstrate their capabilities after the formal inauguration of the Al Daayen Naval Base
During the ceremony, HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior launched a number of new naval boats belonging to the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security. He also witnessed a presentation by the department's search and rescue team.
HE the prime minister toured a number of new buildings of the department, during which he was briefed on the most important facilities and equipment that are compatible with the nature of the coastal and border security tasks, and raises the level of its performance to meet the requirements of maritime security.
Built on a total area of 639,800 square meters, Al Daayen Naval Base is located in the middle of the country's eastern coast, in order to facilitate the securing of all territorial waters of the state and border posts.
The base is equipped with advanced systems required for marine security, which will contribute to securing the maritime borders of the country and tightening the security control and protection of all its coasts. Forces from the base will conduct maritime patrols to prevent infiltration and smuggling of prohibited materials and control maritime violations. They will also provide marine services to citizens and residents.
Established according to a model that takes into account the functions and competences of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security, the base accommodates all its units, as well as a sophisticated seaport with a depth of 6 meters. Besides, it has sports, training and medical facilities, civil defence, manufacturing and maintenance workshops, operating rooms, officers' accommodation and other facilities.