WOQOD Vehicles Inspection (FAHES) participated in the recently held 27th GCC Traffic Week organized by the Traffic Department from 13th March to 18th March, 2011.
As part of its corporate social responsibility, FAHES actively participated on this occasion with an impressive booth at the exhibition grounds near the Civil Defense Ground near the Doha corniche.
The Traffic week was inaugurated by HE Director General of Public Security Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Kholeifi along with Director of Traffic Brigadier Mohammad Saad Al Kharji. Others present on the occasion included Directors of departments of the Ministry of the Interior, Heads and members of the delegations of the GCC participants and a large gathering of citizens and residents.
“Together We Reduce Traffic Accidents” was the main theme of the week long awareness campaign. Messages on “safe driving” and to “beware of others faults” were highlighted through out the week. A focused attempt was made to increase awareness on a wide variety of traffic safety issues aimed towards making travel safer for drivers and the general public.
FAHES representatives explained the guiding principle behind the FAHES Motto “Keeping an Eye on Your Safety”. A working model car was displayed, exposing the public and visitors to the technical mechanisms of a conventional automobile engine.
The role of FAHES as expert vehicle inspectors authorized to technically qualify vehicles at Qatar, for the periodic registration renewal, was briefed to the visitors. The occasion also provided an ideal platform for creating awareness about maintaining vehicles within safe pollution levels, and the need for all vehicles to be roadworthy.
Leaflets detailing inspection parameters and common FAQ’s about vehicle inspection were distributed through the booths. Mementoes distributed included FAHES branded caps, T- shirts and Pens to a large number of enthusiastic school children, adding to their lingering memories.
The attendees to the exhibition included students from the kindergarten to high school levels of various schools in Qatar, representations from the police training institutes, children with physical challenges from the special training centers and the general public.
The exhibition area showcased stalls of the different wings under the Ministry of Interior, Driving Institutes, Emergency Medical Service and Automobile Dealers also present were Companies dealing with Traffic Safety displaying their products. Edutainment zones and road safety awareness sessions conducted by the Traffic Department helped the children to enrich and inculcate habits to be responsible future drivers.
The efforts and participation of FAHES was applauded by the Traffic department with a certificate of appreciation and memento. Head of FAHES Technical operations complimented the initiative of the Traffic department and the visiting Traffic delegation from the GCC countries with FAHES souvenir.