The Organizing Committee of Ports and Border Points in Sharjah announced the implementation of all recommendations issued during the first half of this year related to the development of workflow to improve the overall performance of all ports of the emirate, and to provide facilities for the entry of goods and individuals while adhering to the necessary precautionary and preventive measures.
This came during the 7th regular meeting that was held recently at the Khatm Milaha border port in the city of Kalba, headed by Muhammad Ibrahim Al Raisi, Director of Ports and Border Points Affairs, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Ports and Border Points in the Emirate of Sharjah, and was attended by Yasser Ali Al Shehhi, Director of the East Coast Office at the General Authority for Ports, Borders and Free Zones Security Deputy Chairman of the Committee, and members of the Committee, Colonel Ibrahim Saif Al Zaabi, Commander of the Northern Sector, led by the Border Guard Group.
Lt. Colonel Hamad Saif Al Mazrouei, Director of the Passport Control Center at Khatm Milaha Port, Lt. Col. Walid Muhammad Al Nahm, Head of the Police Department of External Ports at Sharjah Police, Engineer Ismail Hussain, representative of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al Kindi from Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority, Rapporteur of the Committee, and Abdulaziz Mubarak Moussa, Head of the Technical Support Section in the Ports and Border Points Affairs Sector, along with a representative of the State Security Service.
During the meeting, the committee reviewed a number of topics on the agenda, including the results of the annual audit of the land ports of the Emirate of Sharjah for the year 2021. Challenges were identified and the necessary recommendations were taken to address them and enhance strengths to ensure access to the ideal ports. The committee also discussed the possibility of activating audit booths. On the trucks at the Khatam Milaha border crossing and follow up the latest developments regarding the security plan of the port.
Implementation of recommendations
Mohammed Ibrahim Al Raisi expressed his thanks and appreciation to the members of the committee for their cooperation and interaction as representatives of the official authorities in implementing and activating the recommendations issued by the committee during the previous months, stressing the diligent follow-up by the government of Sharjah and Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority The committee’s work and satisfaction with what has been achieved and urged to redouble efforts to improve the performance and outputs provided by the authorities operating in the ports and border points of the Emirate of Sharjah in line with the directions of the Government of Sharjah in this regard, stressing the importance of integration and harmony between all security and government agencies, and continuing to provide facilities and distinguished services to all dealers Facilitating them based on the employment of the latest international technologies and the application of best practices.
Al-Raisi indicated the committee’s keenness to achieve the goals for which it was established through permanent work to raise the efficiency and readiness of the border crossings and areas at the emirate level, as well as monitoring challenges and developing appropriate solutions to them and following up on the recommendations emanating from the committee, with the aim of developing work mechanisms and improving the services provided in cooperation and coordination. With the operators of the ports and border points.
The meeting included the approval of the recommendations of the minutes of the previous meeting. Some notes received from the competent authorities related to the development projects established at the Khatm Milaha border crossing were reviewed, and the percentage of achievement achieved, which includes fundamental changes in the infrastructure and technical infrastructure of the port to provide the best and quality services.
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