Posted on August 19, 2015

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) announced its participation as a Platinum Sponsor at the 4th Annual Qatar Transport Forum, which aims to focus on the sharp increase in transport project activity in Qatar over the next few years. The event will be held from the 14th to the 16th of September 2015, at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha, under the esteemed patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and in the presence of H.E. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, Qatar’s Minister of Transport.

The forum aims to bring Qatar’s various investment opportunities and ongoing projects to the forefront. It will draw the audience’s attention to initiatives and projects such as Hamad Port, Civil Aviation Authority, Qatar Ports, Karwa, Civil Aviation College and Qatar Rail. The 4th Annual Qatar Transport Forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and will be a ‘one-of-a-kind’ event that will showcase the surging boost in Qatar’s transport activities. Attendees will meet their peers as well as affluent delegates and c-suite decision makers.

On this occasion, Eng. Saad Ahmed Al Muhannadi (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Rail, said: "Qatar Rail is proud to extend its Platinum Sponsorship to the eminent MEED Qatar Transport Forum, which will provide a unique platform for project managers, technology providers, and industry professionals to exchange ideas, solutions and expertise in the field of transportation and infrastructure development. All stakeholders in the country and delegates at the event will benefit from the rich presentations that will help them explore new investment opportunities in this sector”.

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Al Muhannadi added: “At Qatar Rail, we envisage the development of 3 main projects that form part of Qatar's Transport Master Plan. We will be pleased to share the progress made at the Doha Metro, Lusail Light Rail network and the Long Distance Passengers and Freight Rail project, exchange thoughts with fellows, and push further towards Qatar’s national transportation objectives originating from the National Vision 2030. We believe this event will serve as an ideal opportunity to showcase Qatar Rail’s vision as a key element in building an integrated transport system and shaping an advanced urban living environment that transforms the way we live and work in Qatar”.

During the event, a session for "Rail and Metro projects" will be dedicated to Qatar Rail. Among the topics set for discussion: the achievements made in Qatar’s mega rail network including long distance passenger rail, freight transport, metro systems and LRT as well as a focus on the Qatar’s section of the proposed GCC rail network and the opportunities for contractors. Following the session, a panel discussion joining Qatar Rail and experts in the railway industry will discuss "the challenges and difficulties faced in rail and metro projects in Qatar and how to overcome them". The debate will cover the sustainable development as an economic growth factor for rail and metro systems in Qatar as well as the effective participation of the private sector in further developing and supporting rail and metro projects in the country.

Qatar Railways Company is overseeing the construction of Qatar’s multi-billion dollar state-of-the-art integrated rail network. The company will be responsible for the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the entire rail network and systems.

For more information on Qatar Rail projects progress, please visit www.qr.com.qa or Qatar Rail official page on Instagram (qatar_rail).  

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