Doha, July 19 (QNA) – Qatargas has joined hands for the sixth consecutive year with the Ministry of Interior’s Traffic Department for Ramadan Road Safety Campaign which starts on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
The Traffic Department’s initiative, supported by Qatargas, is focused on raising national traffic awareness in a bid to prevent and reduce the number of accidents and casualties on Qatar’s roads.
The campaign’s activities this year include distribution of iftar food packs and traffic awareness literature to motorists across the country, special traffic awareness programmes in shopping malls, engagement of famous Qatari celebrities and media persons to spread road safety messages, Garangao Night festivities for children at major shopping malls, distribution of infant car seats at Hamad Medical Corporation and screening of specially-made road safety television commercials at major cinemas and on local television channels.
Reiterating Qatargas’ commitment to supporting such significant community initiatives, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer – Administration Ghanim Al Kuwari, said, “We are proud to work with Traffic Department for the past five years. As a socially responsible company, we see this as a very good opportunity to support the efforts of the Traffic Department in spreading awareness on road safety especially among our younger generation.”
Commending Qatargas for its collaboration with Traffic Department in undertaking the Ramadan Road Safety campaign, Traffic Department Director Brigadier Mohammed Saad Al Kharji, said, “We thank Qatargas for its whole-hearted support for this campaign, which comes at a very good time as people tend to listen to our messages quite often during the holy month of Ramadan.
“There is a social objective also for this campaign as we can reach out to a large number of people at mass community iftar feasts. One of the biggest risks for each of us and our families is traffic accidents. My advice to all drivers is to follow our traffic rules and regulations and be attentive while driving. Many mistakes made by people are often very basic, such as speeding, not wearing seat belts, using a mobile phone while driving and not buckling in children properly.”
As part of the campaign, iftar packs containing dates, water, and a safety booklet will be distributed at major intersections and round-abouts in various parts of Doha, Al Khor and Al Wakra by the Traffic patrols. Awareness programmes will be held at The Mall, Hyatt Plaza and Landmark during weekends.
A special dinner will be arranged for famous Qatari personalities including those from such fields as Sports, Media and Culture, apart from members of the local media, to seek their support in spreading road safety messages across a wide spectrum of the society. During the Garangao Festival on the 14th night of Ramadan, special goodies will be distributed to children.
Qatargas will also broadcast a special television commercial titled ‘Was It Worth It’ as part of this year’s Ramadan Road Safety campaign, featuring some real accidents. The awareness messages will be aired at major local channels and cinemas across the country. (QNA)