MOTC, Siemens sign cooperation agreement to help develop Qatari tech ski...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
MOTC, Siemens sign cooperation agreement to help develop Qatari tech ski...


The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) and Siemens today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance tech capabilities among Qatari nationals.

The collaboration will focus on knowledge transfer and building skills that support Qatar’s national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) strategies and policies, and forms part of the drive to transform Qatar into a knowledge-based economy, in line with the objectives of the National Vision 2030. The three-year agreement was announced at QITCOM Exhibition and Conference, the country’s biggest digital event running March 6th to 8th at Qatar National Convention Center.

Under the terms of the partnership, Siemens, a global specialist in automation, will share its expertise in intelligent traffic systems, smart cities and integrated mobility solutions, combining it with MOTC’s in-depth knowledge of public policy and regulation in the transportation and ICT sectors.

It is also part of Ministry’s push to develop the ICT sector and to support the rise of innovative startups in Qatar.  “This agreement is part of our commitment to develop the talent and potential of Qatar’s youth by providing opportunities to learn from the experience and knowledge of multinational companies with deep roots in Qatar”, said Reem Al Mansoori, the Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development at the Ministry of Transport and Communications.  “Qatar”, she added, “is committed to building a smart, vibrant and dynamic ICT sector that will be a key pillar of the transition to a knowledge-based economy.”

Also signing the agreement, Mr Adrian Wood, Chief Executive Officer at Siemens WLL, added: “Our collaboration with a strong local partner such as the Ministry will help promote ICT development and adoption in Qatar for vital segments of society such as the youth, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small and medium-sized enterprises.”