Qatar inaugurated on Sunday a new naval base that will function as the headquarters of its coast guard.
Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani and commander of US Naval Forces in the Middle East Vice Admiral Jim Malloy attended the ceremony at the Al-Daayen naval base, located about 30 kilometers north of Doha on Qatar’s eastern coast.
During the ceremony, the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior inaugurated a number of new patrol boats belonging to the Coast Guard and Borders Security.
The 639,800 square-meter site aims to “facilitate the securing of all territorial waters of the State and border posts,” Qatar's Interior Ministry wrote on Twitter. It includes a “sophisticated seaport,” training and medical facilities, civil defense offices and operating rooms, the ministry added.
[Source: Navy Recognition]