ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
The 31st Unified GCC Traffic Week held under the slogan “Your Choice Determines Your Destiny” kicked off today in the Al Ain Mall, in the city of Al Ain.
The opening ceremony was attended by Brigadier Hamad Ajlan Al Amimi, Director of the Al Ain Police Directorate; Colonel Mohammed Suhail Al Rashidi, Deputy Director of the Al Ain Police Directorate; Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi Head of Peripheral Regions Traffic Department at Abu Dhabi Police; and Lt. Colonel Salah Abdullah Al Hemairi, Chief of Al Ain Traffic Section.
The ceremony was also attended by Matar Salim Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of the Diwan Support Services at the Ruler's Representative Court in the Eastern Region; and Salem Al Kathiri, Educational Director of the Al Ain Office; along with officials from government and private institutions and entities, a number of police officers and a crowd of citizens.
The ceremony began with a recitation of the Holy Quran, followed by a speech given by Lt. Colonel Salah Abdullah Al Hemairi. In the speech, Lt. Colonel Al Hemairi stressed the keenness of the Ministry of Interior in promoting traffic safety and ensuring seamless traffic flow on roads in order to limit traffic accidents and the subsequent human and financial loses. He noted that caring for the human element is a fundamental element in the development and advancement in the society.
He added: “Al Ain is continuously witnessing a decline of traffic accidents due to the efforts made by the Traffic Police, and to the awareness campaigns organized in cooperation with media.” He also hailed the unlimited support extended by the higher leadership for the police and security entities, and for the development of the Traffic Police due to its role in enhancing traffic safety.
Following the speech, poet Abdullah Al Al Ka’bi, Traffic Safety Ambassador, recited a poem, and a female student from the Sheikha bint Suroor School sang a song about the true meaning of this week’s slogan. Another group of female students from the Al Ata’a School performed an awareness play on the occasion, and also sang a song about traffic.
The sponsor of the ceremony then honored Traffic Safety Ambassadors, and Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi presented a commemorative shield to the ceremony sponsor.
The ceremony sponsor toured and reviewed the awareness exhibition pavilions for: Ministry of Interior e-services; Emirates Driving Company; Residency and Foreigners Affairs General Directorate in Al Ain; Police Follow-up Department at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Al Ain Police Directorate; Traffic Black Points Reduction Program; Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company; Emirates Transport; Red Crescent; Community Police; Ambulance and Rescue Section; and SAAED Traffic Systems Company.
In a statement after the ceremony, Brigadier Al Amimi stressed the importance of celebrating Traffic Week every year in order to achieve traffic safety by communicating with the public and encouraging them to cooperate with the Traffic Police.
“The number of traffic accidents and the subsequent human and financial losses are significantly declining every year,” he said, attributing this decline to the support of the police leadership. He also highlighted the participation of government and private entities through their special pavilions in the traffic exhibition that aim to elevate traffic awareness amongst the public.
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