The Ministry of Interior (MoI) signed a contract with Chinese Nuctech Company on Sunday 4 August 2013 to supply, install and operate equipments to inspect containers and trucks entering to the Qatar via Abu Samara border post.

Brigadier Saud Rashid Al Shafi, the Head of the Procurement Section at the Logistics Department, attended the signing where the Director of Logistics Department, Brigadier Engineer Abdul Azeez Al Ansari, signed the contract on behalf of MoI with the Vice President of Nuctech Company, Wding Weng.

According to Al Shafi, the contract for supplying scanners for the inspection of containers and trucks at the Abu Samra border is worth about one hundred million riyals.

Executing a period of eight months, starting from the date of signing, the agreement grants the Nuctech Company to obtain the necessary permits and approvals from the concerned authorities, and 17 months to complete the project after obtaining the required approvals and permits.

Preparation for this project began three years ago, during which a specialised committee made a comprehensive survey of all companies involved in these projects to determine the best equipments and deals, and to understand the highest levels of performance. In addition to supplying equipment, Al Shafi stressed that the contract includes the supplying and building of a control room, parking for trucks, staff training on the equipment and three-year maintenance warranty, starting from the date of delivery of the project.

The project aims to have a positive impact on the flow and accuracy for inspecting trucks entering to Qatar.