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Customs Affairs completes preparations for the BIDEC
12th October, 2017

Customs President, Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa asserted on Wednesday the completion of preparations for the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC) that will be held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa from October 16 to 18 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Conference Centre.

The Customs President hailed the major efforts of HH Brigadier Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Royal Guard Commander and Chairman of BIDEC. He also praised the efforts of His Excellency Dr. Shaikh Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Bahrain Center for Strategic Studies and International Studies and Energy, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference. He expressed thanks and appreciation to Bahrain Defence Force and all ministries and authorities that take part in the event.

The Customs Affairs handles the equipment of the conference since the arrival of the first shipment on September 22, in which the last one is expected to arrive on October 13. The department has allocated 11 customs officers who work round the clock.

The President of Customs said that in 2016, the Customs Affairs supervised 8 exhibitions, and 44 temporary exhibitions,  meanwhile this year it handled 6 exhibitions and 56 temporary exhibitions.