06 Feb. 2017 (QNA)
Third forum of the authorities involved with implementing the National Road Safety Strategy opened on Monday in Doha.
The two-day meeting will focus on phase two of the strategy (2017-2022) and the challenges facing Qatar in building a transport system that fits the demand of current and future generations. Qatar Minister of Transport and Communication Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti gave a speech to mark the opening session of the forum.
In the speech, Al Sulaiti said that road safety remains an important priority for the country’s wise leadership. This is due to its close relationship with sustainable development. Minister stressed the importance of holding the forum as it is an opportunity to examine the challenges facing the strategy and learn from what has been achieved already on the field.
Minister of Transport & Communication lauded the efforts of The National Traffic Safety Committee which operates under the supervision of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
Al Sulaiti stressed again in the speech that the presence of a transport system that is safe and environmentally friendly was vital to achieving sustainable development. That is because it helps keep lives safe and prevent the overuse of the country’s resources.
Minister noted that the ministry has been working diligently on its mission of developing the road network system and transport in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
Minister of Transport announced that Qatar in on the verge of completing its project of establishing pedestrian crossings across the country. In concluding his remarks extended his thanks to all state authorities that work on enhancing road safety.