Qatar inks $71m defence deals at Milipol
Doha, October 11, 2012
The Qatar Ministry of Interior said it had signed contracts worth QR262 million ($71.8 million) with different companies at this year's Milipol Qatar, one of the biggest international exhibition in the Middle East dedicated to internal state security.
Speaking at the close of the expo yesterday evening, Milipol Qatar president Brigadier Nasser bin Fahad Al Thani said the ninth edition was a big success with more than 5,820 visitors from 66 countries attending the show this year, up 5.5 per cent over Milipol Qatar 2010.
General Manager of Milipol France Michael Weatherseed, members of Milipol Qatar 2012 committee Brigadier Saud Rashid Al Shafi, Colonel Ahmed Abdullah Al Jamal and Colonel Abdullah Khalifa Al Muftah were also present at the closing ceremony.
Brig. Nasser said there was a 24 per cent increase in the area used for the expo this year which reached 5623 sq m compared to the previous edition.
This is the area reserved by the exhibiting companies and it doesn’t include the exhibition space utilized by the pavilions of the Ministry of Interior and Internal Security Force', he added.
According to him, the total value of the ccontracts signed by the Ministry of Interior with different companies during the Milipol 2012 witnessed an increase of QR100 million compared to the previous edition.
In his address, Milipol France GM expressed his happiness at the successful participation of a number of countries in this exhibition.
"Milipol 2012 has crossed our expectations from all sides, in terms of the numbers of the exhibitors, visitors of different nationalities and contracts signed with many companies," he remarked.
The Milipol Qatar has become global event and a hub for the security solutions for the Middle Eastern countries that search for latest security products, he added.-TradeArabia News Service