Bahrain pledges safety during F1
Manama, April 15, 2013
Authorities are taking "comprehensive safety and security measures" to ensure this weekend's Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix passes without incident, said a senior government official.
Minister of State for Information Affairs Sameera Rajab played down fears of an escalation in street violence at a Press conference yesterday following the weekly Cabinet session, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Rajab also accused the media of blowing events out of proportion.
"Violence will not surpass what we regularly deal with as a government and we know the maximum it could go up to," she said.
"What's being published in the Press is an exaggeration that is blown out of proportion. We will provide this event with the comprehensive safety and security measures for it to go ahead as planned during the weekend without any disruptions."
Rajab stressed the importance of the event to the national economy, but accused some of seeking to mix politics with sport.
"The event is of high importance to everyone in the country and all are aware about the benefits it has for the economy, businessmen and the nation as a whole," she said.
"We are aware about what's being posted on social media regarding the international event and it is unfortunate that politics is being mixed with sport. I don't think that escalation of violence will occur in the run up or during the event, but we are monitoring the situation minute by minute and are aware of what to expect,” she added.
Gulf Air Bahrain Grand prix is set to run on April 19, 20 and 21 at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. – TradeArabia News Service
More Miscellaneous Stories
- UAE road accidents decline by 23.5pc
- Top businesswomen in Bahrain honoured
- Death penalty sought for Bahrain terrorists
- Girl, 9, dies after fall from 8th floor in Abu Dhabi
- Lebanese café brand opens Dubai outlet
- Bahrain poultry firm told to step up safety
- Customer dies in Bahrain cafe brawl
- Bahraini boys hurt while planting bombs
- Philips, Ericsson launch LED street lighting
- DuBiotech to set up first Halal safety lab
- Jotun to supply coatings for Makkah Station
- Raytheon wins $655m Kuwait Patriot deal
- Alwaleed Foundation lights up 3 Saudi villages
- Poultry farms strike may trigger shortages in Bahrain
- Oman seals Victoria food security pact
- Saudi woman, 80, donates $133m to charity
- New Saudi clamp on energy drinks
- Outrage follows Bahrain killer bomb
- Improvised explosive device used in Bahrain attack
- 3 policemen killed in Bahrain blast
- Dammam-Al Ahsa train service starts
- Egypt wheat supplies enough to last until June
- Expat killed at Saudi workers' holding facility
- 80 global speakers for Doha summit on family
- Restaurant runs up $47,555 phone bill in 4 days
- NZ minister to visit Gulf states
- Public-private tie-ups ‘vital for agri growth’
- China firm wins solar power project in Amman
- 15,000 attend Bahrain garden show
- Omani firms shine at top food expo