MUSCAT: 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 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 Defence (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 Defence 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 Defence 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 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.