The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has wrapped up a workshop on road transportation standards and best practices, in conjunction with the International Road Transport Union (IRU).
In addition to specialists from the ministry’s Land Transport Planning and Licensing, the two-day workshop was attended by several specialists from the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, General Authority of Customs, QatarEnergy, Qatar Chamber and Woqod, as well as professionals representing some private sector consulting firms.
The workshop highlighted the benefits of internationally recognised standards for road transportation and encouraged capacity-building in order to support the implementation of two key transportation laws: Law 8, regulating road transportation, and Law 9, addressing the transportation of dangerous goods in the country, the MoT said in a statement.
These laws aim to establish a level playing field, driving quality and safety throughout the road transportation mobility and supply chain in Qatar.
The workshop featured several sessions in which the participants discussed multiple topics, ranging from the international framework for road transportation to the current state of play in Qatar.
The Ministry of Transport’s acting assistant undersecretary of Land Transport Affairs Hamad Issa Abdullah said, “The workshop comes within the framework of the ministry’s plans and objectives to develop the professional qualifications of its professionals as well as the professionals of all key stakeholders involved in the field of land transportation.
“Based on international best practices, the Ministry of Transport aims to develop this vital sector in a sustainable and integrated manner in support of Qatar National Vision 2030."
IRU secretary-general Umberto de Pretto added, “Tackling inefficiencies in road transport services can yield significant development benefits. The road transport sector requires clear frameworks to improve productivity, safety, competition, sustainability, transparency and overall professionalisation.”
With its more than 70 years of expertise in connecting societies with safe, efficient, green mobility and logistics, he added, IRU is proud to support Qatar in reaching its 2030 National Vision.