Under the patronage of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani inaugurated this week the 14th edition of Milipol Qatar, an international event for homeland security and civil defence.

The three-day exhibition is ongoing at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) until tomorrow, 26 May. Various ministers and high ranking officials, including foreign ministers and ambassadors, as well as police leaders from several brotherly and friendly countries came to the official opening this Tuesday, 24 May.

The special guests took a tour around the exhibition’s various sections, where they were briefed on the latest equipment and devices on display. The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior was also briefed on new security systems, their tasks and advanced technologies, the nature of their integration, and their roles in enhancing internal security, as well as preventing crimes before their occurrence.

A number of projects and buildings affiliated to several security and service departments at the Ministry of Interior (MOI) were launched, in addition to 17 new electronic services on Metrash2 application, the digital identity card application, and the early warning system to respond to emergencies.

Digital ID card, electronic seals

The new Digital ID Card service ensures the safety of users through a secure and easy-to-use application. Facial recognition information stored by MOI was introduced as a key factor in digital ID. This is to authenticate the validity and authenticity of the identity of the persons eligible for the service.

Identity of users are created and linked to a unique electronic signature, which also includes national digital certificates that can only be used through approved electronic procedures and transactions aligned with the laws and legislation in the State of Qatar.

Electronic seals, which are also introduced along with the Digital ID card, will enable the MOI, during the first stage, and which will then be followed by all other ministries and various bodies, to electronically seal certificates and documents issued by them to protect them from tampering and forgery.

The application will provide users with an easy way to access the electronic services of MOI as an alternative to using the current method. This application will contain the digital wallet which will also have a digital copy of the plastic Qatari ID card, the user’s driver and vehicle licence.

More information about these services available here.

Local and international participants

A total of 220 international and local exhibiting companies from different countries around the world are participating this year, covering an estimated area of more than 11,000 sqm at the DECC. The exhibition allows companies to showcase their latest innovations in various security and civil defence sectors, including communications software and other related products and services.

The Milipol Qatar 2022 exhibition, which is organised every two years together with Milipol Paris, constitutes a leading international partnership and is considered specialised in providing services, technologies and innovations in the security sector. Seminars on cyber security and the security of major events are also held on the sidelines led by a group of international experts.

MOI Undersecretary HE Major General Abdulaziz bin Faisal Al-Thani praised the level of attendance and the development of exhibitors participating this year.

According to him, the exhibition is important to authorities concerned with security in many countries. The event also represents an opportunity to learn about advanced devices and their suitability for the security tasks they undertake. The State of Qatar is one of the safest and most secure countries in the world, following the indicators and standards of relevant international institutions.

Legion of Honour Awarded to Director of Public Security

French Interior Minister Awards Legion of Honour to Director of Public SecurityIn the presence of the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, HE Sheikh Khaled bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani, the French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin awarded Director of Public Security, HE Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi, the Legion of Honour with the rank of Knight, on the sidelines of the opening of the Milipol Qatar 2022. The Legion of Honour is the highest order of merit awarded by the French Republic.

QAR135 million worth of contracts on the first day

Brigadier Saud Rashid Al Shafi, Director General of Logistics and a member of the Milipol Qatar Committee, announced that the MOI has concluded deals with a number of companies worth QAR135 million on the first day of the exhibition.

A deal was concluded with Al-Mannai Trading Company on a project for an information security policy in the World Cup systems at a cost of QAR8.135 million; another deal with same company to design, supply, install and operate the data room at an amount of QAR80 million; and another project for the design, supply and operation of equipment and infrastructure services worth QAR9.584 million.

The second contract signed during the first day was with Ideal Solutions Company, to supply security devices for tracking vehicles and their maintenance. The value of the contract totals around QAR5.554 million; while the third signed deal was with the Universal Technical Contracting Company for the supply of materials, consumables and maintenance of driver’s licences printers at a value of at least QAR21.484 million. The final deal was with the Chinese company, Nuctech Co Ltd, for the maintenance of x-ray devices for the Abu Samra Port amounting to QAR10.95 million.

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