Rain emergency teams drain 12.91 mn gallons of water from different areas Apr 14, 2019 0 517 12345 Tribune News networkDohaTHE emergency teams in Qatar’s various municipalities on Saturday drained 12.91 million gallons of rain water (12,917,280 gallons) from different areas until evening following heavy rains that lashed the country.The exercise is being carried out by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment to ensure safety of residents and ensure smooth and uninterrupted traffic flow on the roads.Safar Mubarak al Shafi, director of the General Hygiene Department and chairman of the Rain Emergency Committee at the ministry, said that 527 field teams were deployed, and 251 tanks and 30 pumps pressed into service to carry out the exercise. Altogether 2,693 trips were made. The teams were sent promptly to affected sites following information received through the hotline 186 immediately after the rains, Shafi pointed out.He said that the teams will continue to perform their duties in all affected areas of the country until these are cleared of waterlogging.According to him, the prompt action by the ministry, in coordination with all other parties, has ensured smooth traffic movement on all the major streets and normal functioning of educational institutions, health centres and other organisations in the country. Pages 123456 RELATED ARTICLES HMC’s Orthopaedic Department holds 1st training course on pelvic fractures Apr 14, 2019 0 1181 Embassy hosts Easter celebration for Pakistani Christian community Apr 14, 2019 0 501 Qatar’s healthcare services accessible and affordable, says HMC consultant Apr 14, 2019 0 740 FRENCH PRESIDENT RECEIVES CREDENTIALS OF QATAR’S AMBASSADOR: President of France Emmanuel Macron on Saturday received the credentials of HE Sheikh Ali bin Jassim al Thani as Qatar’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to France. The ambassador conveyed the Amir HH .. Leader of Indian parliamentary team lauds Qatar’s hospitality Ashraf Siddiqui Doha LEADER of the Indian delegation at the recently concluded 140th session of IPU General Assembly in Doha and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament, Harivansh .. President of Botswana to arrive in Doha today President of the Republic of Botswana Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi will arrive in Doha on Sunday on an official visit to the country. The Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and Botswana President will hold talks that ..