Ministry of Transport and Communications launches Policy and Strategy Development Project

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Press release (MoTC Strategic Plan Project)

Doha,

Ministry of Transport and Communications launches Policy and Strategy Development Project

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has recently assigned a Ministry- wide team to develop the long term policy and strategy for Qatar's transport sector. The Ministry is conducting stakeholder workshops with a number of government and private sector entities as part of the stakeholder consultation.

Ministry of Transport and Communications believes that: "The articulation of a long term policy and strategy for the transport sector in the State of Qatar will be an important milestone to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030. Transport infrastructure and services are vital elements in every citizen's and businesses' daily life. Bringing together and coordinating all stakeholders in the sector under the umbrella of the Ministry of Transport and Communications will ensure the development and provision of world class transport infrastructure and mobility services for all citizens and visitors but also for Qatari and global businesses. Qatar's modern transport sector will aim for financial and ecological sustainability, innovation, accessibility and inclusion for all citizens as well as attracting and enabling economic diversification.'

As part of the strategy development, the Ministry is conducting a telephone survey to better understand Qatari citizens' and residents' preferences for different transport modes and mobility services. The Ministry encourages citizens and residents contacted by survey provider IPSOS, to participate in the survey. Citizens' detailed and accurate responses will inform the Ministry to develop and establish highest quality mobility services meeting the requirements of all Qatari residents.

The Ministry has appointed Strategy& a global management consulting firm (part of PWC), to support it in the development of the strategic plan.

Qatar's transport policy and strategic plan will be published later this year upon its endorsement on it.