$45m deals signed at Milipol
Doha, October 28, 2010
Eleven contracts worth QR163.88 million ($45 million) were signed during the Milipol Qatar 2010 exhibition which concluded in Doha yesterday.
Qatar's Ministry of interior (MoI) signed 3 new contracts worth approximately QR 61.5 million ($16.9 million) with 3 companies at the expo.
The first contract worth QR6.65 million was inked with a British company called De La Rue identity systems for delivering e-passports. The Nationality and Travel Document Department will be benefitted from this contract.
The second contract was signed with 'Link projects' for the amount of QR37.9 million for building 2 floating centres for Coasts and Borders Security Department (CBSD).
"The floating centre consists of a mosque, sports hall, bedrooms and a tower. It can store 1000 litres of diesel and 1000 litres of healthy water. In addition to this, it has 2 sea water desalination plants. The centre carries a number of marine vessels and equipments that will be used by the CBSD for carrying out its duties. The area of one floating centre is 33 meters length and 18 meters width", said Abu Nadi explaining the specifications of the floating centers.
The third contract has been signed with Abdullah Abdul Ghani & Sons Company for QR16.9 million for supplying 125 vehicles in which, 108 are Land Cruiser model cars that will be used for patrolling purposes and the rest will be used for the ministry's purposes.
More than 5,500 professional visitors attended the 8th edition of the exhibition, said president of Milipol Qatar committee Brig Nasser bin Fahad Al Thani.
The expo attracted 222 exhibitors from 33 countries, said general manager of Milipol Exhibitions Michael Weatherseed. There were seven countries participating in the expo for the first time including Finland, Sweden, Portugal, Poland, Kazakhstan, Japan and Tunisia. It also attracted 107 official delegations from around the world.
He pointed out that the exhibition showcased the latest internal security products and Milipol Qatar has become as one of the prominent internal security exhibitions in the Middle East region.
The next Milipol Qatar Exhibition will be held from November 26-28, 2012. – TradeArabia News Service