Qatar Transport Safety Forum Starts in Doha

Doha, - Qatar Transport Safety Forum, organized by the International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC) on 17-18 October, started today with the participation of a number of institutions working in the field of Transport and traffic safety.

In remarks on sideline of the Forum's opening, HE the Minister of Transport and Communication Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti said the State of Qatar has made great strides in achieving sustainable development goals set by the United Nations regarding road safety, pointing that Qatar is one of the best countries in this area and that all relevant parties operating in the country shoulder to achieve this goal. The road safety goals will be completely achieved by 2020 HE the Minister added.

HE the Minister of Transport and Communication said that Doha Port will be completely closed to navigation on March 30, 2017, then drilling and development works for the port will start early April 2017 at a cost of about QR 2 billion, pointing out that major operational and navigational operations will be redirected to Hamad International Port on December, 30, 2016.

He stressed that the Ministry of Transport and Communication will carry two main parts of the port's development project, these are the main canal and the port maintenance, adding that the body responsible for the construction will be named in the future.

For his Part, HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi said that the government strives to raise the level of pedestrians safety at crowded areas on highways, pointing that 15 bridges will be constructed in different areas of Qatar, in accordance with Urban Plan for the city of Doha and in coordination with the Roads Department of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

He explained that these bridges were designed in a manner to ensure the provision of all services for pedestrians to keep pace with development of the city of Doha, pointing that the bridges will be completed in 20 years.

Source: Qatar News Agency