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Minister of Transport, Communications Heads Qatar Delegation to 2nd UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference

17 Oct, 2021 08:35 AMMinistry of Transport (MOT)Intended Audience
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The State of Qatar participated in the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference hosted by the Chinese capital Beijing on October 14, 2021 via videoconference. HE Mr. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications, headed the State of Qatar's delegation in the conference. 

HE the Minister also participated in the Plenary Ministerial Session held during the conference proceedings and chaired by HE Mr. Li Xiaopeng, Chinese Minister of Transport.

The State of Qatar has made great strides in the implementation of ecofriendly sustainable transportation plans. The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), in collaboration with relevant bodies, has begun the implementation of a strategy for a full and gradual shift to electric buses, aiming to electrify public transit buses by 2030. Work is underway to set up the necessary infrastructure for the first phase of the transformation plan, including establishing stations and warehouses for electric buses, scheduled to be finalized by 2022. Work is also ongoing to establish 100 parking spaces for electric vehicles and to install more than 600 charging units as a first phase. 

Regarding ports, the second phase of Hamad Port is powered by clean electric energy, thus contributing to implementing the Qatar National Vision 2030.

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