Reopening of Winter Camping Season Registration in Qatar
Registration for this year's winter camping season in Qatar has reopened yesterday (October 31) and will be open until tomorrow (November 2) only, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has announced.
The Ministry said that the places available for registration are:
• Rawdat Rashid
• Rawdat Aisha
• Umm Al Azem Road
• Al Khor
• Al Waab
• North of Al Thakhira
• Al Otouriya
• Al Sanaa
• North Al Khraib
• Al Udeid
• South of Al Kharaij
• Abu Samra
• Al Shamal
• Al Ghashamiya
• Ain Mohammed
• Al Niqian
• Al Kharrara
The Ministry reopened the registration upon the citizens's demands.
Registration can be made through the ministry's website (www.mme.gov.qa) as well as Aoun mobile application.
Meanwhile, participants in a panel discussion recently organised by the Ministry of Interior’s General Directorate of Traffic stressed the need for those camping to abide by the rules and conditions, and to fully adhere to security and safety procedures, QNA reported.
The panel discussion, which was attended by officials and officers from the General Directorate of Traffic, representatives of camping authorities and a number of school students, came within the framework of the General Directorate of Traffic’s awareness plan aimed at reducing the number of violations and traffic accidents during the winter camping season (2021-2022).
Lieutenant-Colonel Ali Al Baridi, Head of the Technical Inspection Section, explained the conditions and procedures for registering semi-trailers and caravans and the importance of fulfilling the registration conditions, and ensuring that safety conditions are met.
Major Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman Al Hammadi, Head of the Traffic Awareness Section, confirmed the completion of all preparations of the Traffic Awareness Section, to implement a comprehensive campaign in a bid to raise the level of safety in camping areas during the 2021-2022 season, with the aim of achieving a traffic environment free of accidents, especially in Al Udeid and Sealine beaches.
Captain Khaled Al Khater, the patrol police officer, said the Southern Traffic Section was implementing a plan to secure traffic in the camping areas, by intensifying traffic patrols to organise the movement of caravans and to escort them to the wilderness areas, in addition to preparing patrols to monitor external roads, entrances to and exits from camping areas, emphasising the speedy response of traffic patrols to reports and to intervention in cases of emergency in coordination with the ambulance service and the General Directorate of Civil Defence.
Salem Hussein Al Safran, Assistant Director of the Natural Reserves at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change highlighted the importance of preserving wildlife in wild places, by adhering to places designated for camping, and avoiding natural reserves. He noted that the procedure in force during this season by the organisers is to assemble caravans in specific places, before distributing them to areas designated for camping, saying this contributed to reducing overcrowding.
Dr Aisha Obaid, Assistant Director for Injury Prevention Program at Hamad Medical Corporation, presented statistical data on the number of desert bike injuries during the last season, and the most prominent types of injuries received by the Hamad Trauma Center.
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