DOHA: Given Qatar’s outrageous oil and gas pot and a faith on sea trade, nautical counterclaim is of peerless significance to a country, says a high-ranking troops official.
“Our resources are formed on oil and gas production, mostly on a sea and they are being exported all over a universe by a sea. This explains because nautical counterclaim is really critical to us,” pronounced Staff Brigadier (Sea) Tariq Al Obaidli, Assistant Director, National Security Shield Project.
He was one of a speakers during a Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC) yesterday as partial of a fourth Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2014) during Qatar National Convention Centre.
The sum area of Qatar’s sea waters is about 35,000sqkm, 3 times a land area, “which means we count some-more on a sea than on land,” he said.
The instability in a Arab universe and Qatar’s hosting of tellurian events, including a Men’s Handball World Championship 2015 and World Cup 2022, are among other reasons because a nation is penetrating to strengthen a land and sea, he added.
Maritime counterclaim challenges, he said, are sundry and embody militant acts in a sea, drop of pipelines, drug trafficking, piracy, bootleg fishing and oil and gas leakage, among others.
To safeguard nautical security, he pronounced latest planes and helicopters and a many modernized ships and communication collection as good as good coordination with atmosphere counterclaim are necessary. An glorious tellurian collateral is also needed, “students with expertise and troops officers with high spirits.”
He also summarized Qatar’s National Security Shield Project, a inlet and objectives.
“The design is to strengthen a borders of Qatar by first a section with high capability that can strengthen a land and sea. This plan relies on a use of latest record that helps troops army govern operations as quick as possible,” he explained.
Qatar Emiri Naval Forces Commander, Major General Mohammed Nasser Al Mohannadi, non-stop a conference, stressing a import purpose in portion as a height to find solutions confronting new rising threats to naval security.
Meanwhile, dual agreements were sealed during DIMDEX 2014 during a centre.
Further expanding business family between Qatar and Turkey, Deputy of Director Logistics Department, Brig. Abdullah Saad Al Kharji, representing a Interior Ministry, and Kerim Kalafatoglu, Chairman and Executive Director for ARES Shipyard, sealed a MoU to broach 17 new quick unit boats within 56 months to Qatar Coast Guard Services. ARES is a dilettante combination vessel yard, formed in Turkey’s giveaway trade zone.
The National Security Shield (NSS) and Defence Services Marketing Council (DSMC) sealed an agreement to reason a annual Qatar Maritime Security – Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Conference this Oct underneath a thesis ‘Maritime Domain Awareness, The Steps to Maritime Security’. The agreement was sealed by Staff Brig. (Pilot) Mohammed A Al Mannai, Director, Qatar National Security Shield Project, and Matthew Cochran, Chairman, Defence Services Marketing Council. The Peninsula