Dubai Customs and Municipality sign gold testing agreement at DIGAE

DUBAI, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today visited the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation’s, PCFC’s, stand at the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition, DIGAE, and was briefed on its initiatives by the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih.

During the first day of the exhibition, Dubai Customs and Dubai Municipality singed an agreement, which include that all precious metals will be tested at Terminal 2, Dubai International Airport instead of sending them to Dubai Central Laboratory Department at Al Karama. The move will reduce the time taken to test these materials down to four hours instead of three days.

The agreement was signed by Ibrahim Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department at Dubai Customs, and Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi, Assistant Director-General for Environment, Health and Safety Control Sector, in the presence of Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti, Secretary-General Secretary of the Dubai Executive Council, and Dawood Al Hajri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality.

Commenting on the agreement, Musabih said, “We are happy to provide the best facilities to our clients and passengers in support of Expo 2020. This agreement will see us test precious metals and gemstones in a few hours instead of days as was the case. Our cooperation with Dubai Municipality will serve the strategic objectives of Dubai Plan 2021”.

Al Awadhi, in turn, pointed out that the agreement is part of its mutual cooperation with Dubai Customs being one of its major partners.

PCFC’s participation in the event reflects its keenness to exchange expertise with other exhibitors in the government field, as well as to showcase its achievements and to highlight the role of artificial intelligence and technical breakthroughs in innovating its services and products. The corporation is taking part this year with 26 smart initiatives under the theme “Gateway to making the future”.

PCFC is participating this year with a number of ambitious projects including Claim and Refund, Authorised Economic Programme, Post Clearance Audit, I Declare, E-Integrated Goods Clearance Operation, Business 2 Government, Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster, Disaster Recovery as a Service, DRaaS, solution, NAU initiative, amongst others.

Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.

Different decision makers and leaders participating in DIGAE applauded the valuable addition PCFC made to the event in its 6th cycle. DIGAE runs from 9th to 11th April, under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.

Source: Emirates News Agency