Striving to develop a modern transportation network, the State of Qatar has accomplished various achievements over the past years in the transportation sector, and the construction of roads and sea and air ports. This comes within the framework of its endeavor to develop modern transportation network.
The State of Qatar has managed to develop and enhance a big transportation network based on international standards, helped by increasing economic growth rates of the country.
The Ministry of Transport has been working on improving Qatar’s transportation services studying and overseeing their projects and following up on their implementation, thus contributing to expanding the range of economic activity and meeting the needs of the national development.
Doha Metro is considered to be the biggest public transportation project in cities at the level of the Middle East that seeks to offer an easy and convenient reach within both the capital and the suburbs with all major locations. The project also seeks to achieve a paradigm shift in providing the new public transportation means.
In order to achieve the comprehensive development that requires providing and ensuring a new, sustainable and effective transportation mean for individuals and goods across the country, Qatar Railways Company, commonly known as Qatar Rail, was established in 2011 under the Amiri decree. The Amiri decree stipulated that the Company be responsible for designing and developing the country’s rail network, as well as managing, operating, and conducting the maintenance of the project upon its completion.
The Doha Expressway project has also been established to provide transportation links between Doha and all major cities and industrial and energy centers in Qatar. Moreover, the Long Distance Rail network for transporting passengers and goods has been established and this project connects Qatar with the railway network of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. In addition, Lusail Tram has been established.
Qatar Airways is the national airline of the State of Qatar, and is considered one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world. It serves more than 150 destinations worldwide. In a short time, it has been able to develop and expand its global network and to be on the top of the aviation industry. Therefore, it was voted as the airline of the year by Skytrax in 2011, 2012 and 2015.
Mowasalat (Karwa) is regarded as the state-owned transport company, since it has a huge fleet vehicles with different sizes and purposes. In October 2004, the Company started its actual activity by offering the land transport services. Mowasalat expanded to provide many solutions meeting various needs of the public.
The land, air, and sea routes in the State of Qatar have witnessed intensive activity. The Government is making huge investments to upgrade the efficiency of roads and improve all aspects of transportation infrastructure. This aims to help in supporting the growth witnessed by the country, and offering all means of comfort and welfare enjoyed by the modern society for all those living in Qatar.