Qatar Rail consults UK experts on safety and security
Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has held a strategic workshop on the safety, security and resilience of the country’s railway network in consultation with UK and Qatari experts.
During the Qatar Railway’s Security, Safety & Resilience Strategic Workshop, Qatar Rail announced its proposed safety and security programme, along with its recommendations and a full roadmap towards the future operation stage of Qatar’s railway.
Gulf Times reports that attendees included the director-general of public security, Staff Maj Gen Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi, the managing director and chairman of the executive committee of Qatar Rail, Abdulla Abdulaziz al-Subaie, and Qatar Rail’s CEO, Saad al-Muhannadi, in addition to leading security executives from Qatar and the UK.
The workshop was organised with the participation of the British Transport Police, London Fire Brigade, Transport for London, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority as well as legal and regulatory experts from Henderson Chambers and Clyde and Co.
Participants in the workshop from the Qatari side included the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Interiro, General Directorate of Civil Defence, Lekhwiya, Qatar Armed Forces, Ras Laffan College, Qatar Red Crescent/Ambulance, healthcare providers, independent safety assessor, Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.
“We are exerting continuous efforts to bring the best specialists involved in the rail industry from around the world together with our Qatari executives to interact and exchange expertise,” commented al-Subaie.
Nicholas Hopton, British ambassador to Qatar, added:“I am very pleased that British experts have been able to hold this workshop with Qatari colleagues and am sure that it will provide a good foundation for Qatar as it develops its new rail network,” said