Qatar to install truck, container scanners at border

Country has signed a $27.47m contract for purchase of new equipment.
Logistics, NEWS


Qatar will be installing new equipment to scan containers and inspect trucks entering the country via the Abu Samra border post, the Peninsular newspaper reported yesterday.

The Ministry of Interior Logistics Department yesterday awarded the QR100m ($27.47m) contract to China’s Nuctech Company to supply, install and operate equipment.

Brigadier Saud Al Shafi, head of the procurement section at the department, was quoted as saying that the project would have a positive impact on the flow and accuracy of inspection of trucks as the technique uses rays compared to manual inspection.

He added that the agreement grants the Nuctech eight months from the date of signing to obtain permits and approvals from authorities and 17 months to complete the project after obtaining permits. He said that preparations for the project began three years ago, during which a committee made a comprehensive survey of all companies involved in such projects to determine the best equipment and deals and understand the highest levels of performance. He stressed that the contract includes in addition to equipment and its buildings a control room, parking for trucks, staff training in the equipment and three-year maintenance warranty, starting from the date of delivery of the project.

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