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SAF-MCMES Continues Reviewing Preparations for Tropical Cyclone Mekunu.

Muscat, May 24 (ONA) --- The Sultan's Armed Forces' Military

Committee for Management of Emergency Situations (SAF-MCMES)

continued its meetings at the SAF headquarters in Mu'askar Al Murtafa'

to review all matters related to the preparations while dealing with the

tropical cyclone (Mekunu).

The meeting was chaired by Brigadier Hamad bin Rashid al-

Balushi, SAF Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Planning, SAF

Representative at National Committee for Civil Defense (NCCD),

Chairman of the SAF-MCMES in the presence of the Committee's

members, representatives of SAF Corps, the Royal Guard of Oman

(RGO), the Sultan's Special Forces (SSF), Engineering Services in the

Ministry of Defense and the National Survey Authority.

The Committee was briefed on all preparations and actions

taken since the first announcement of the weather condition and the

activation of sub-committees. The Committee also reviewed the

progress of plans of all formations, bases and units in the Ministry of

Defense and SAF in providing support to citizens and residents.

Further, the Committee follows up the work of the

subcommittees, as well as all formations and units deployed in the field

required as per the latest developments of the climate condition

according to the SAF-MCMES general plan and under the direct

supervision and follow-up of Lt.Gen. Ahmed bin Harith al-Nabhani, SAF

Chief of Staff.

The Committee has also set up numbers for communication with

citizens and residents during the cyclone affecting Dhofar in case of

requiring support or in emergency cases. This comes within the

framework of the SAF keenness along with other government units in

providing everything that would serve the citizens and residents. The

numbers are:

(24330055 - 2433324).

--- Ends/MN/KH

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Date:May 24, 2018
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