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Today, PACP holds regional symposium on “Vehicle Recalls and its Role in Road Safety”

13/01/2019



The Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) holds a symposium on “Vehicle Recalls and its Role in Road Safety” on Sunday January13, 2019

 

under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Omar bin Said Al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service, with the participation of a number of researchers and specialists from inside and outside the Sultanate. The symposium will be held in the presence of government institutions and business enterprises at the Crystal Hall of the Grand Millennium Hotel Muscat.
The symposium is organized within the framework of efforts to preserve the rights of consumers and raise awareness about the importance of recalling vehicles, and to find out the most technical aspects related to the field of recalling vehicles, to introduce the economic, social and health consequences of technical failures related to vehicles, to identify the most prominent legislation, laws and procedures in the field of vehicle recalling. It also comes within the framework of effective partnership between the institutions of the community in the field of recalls, and for the exchange of knowledge and experience between these bodies and institutions.
The symposium will discuss a series of working papers on the introduction of the vehicle recall system, improving the safety of vehicles through independent consumer information, the vehicle registration system in the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), and reviewing the experience of the Zawawi company in recalling Mercedes Benz vehicles and the efforts of the PACP in the field of awareness of vehicle recalls. On the sidelines of the symposium, an exhibition will be held to review the Authority's most important efforts in the field of vehicle recall.

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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