Through a dedicated attempt to be placed on the sporting map of excellence, Qatar has put itself forward for the 2020 Olympic Games and the 2022 World Cup. In order to meet international regulatory standards, Qatar has developed a multibillion-dollar programme to expand the country's transport infrastructure.
With new tenders being announced on a frequent basis, Qatar is paving the way for world class future transportation projects. Recent projects include Doha's new airport, the formation of the long awaited Qatar Railway Network and the expansion of local bus networks.
The intricate and ambitious masterplan will be discussed in detail at an upcoming conference in Doha. Eng. Jamal Al-Kaabi, Acting Manager of Design Department, Ashghal, will provide an in-depth discussion on the development of the national transport system and future infrastructure plans at IQPC's 2nd Annual Urban Transportation Summit to be held on 18-21 April 2010 at the Marriott Hotel, Doha, Qatar.
During the summit Martin Bay, Chairman, DB International will deliver an exclusive presentation of the planned railway network and its key elements, including the metro systems, long distance passenger travel and freight transport.
It is expected that over 150 senior industry experts will attend to share solutions and best practice in future transportation projects in the region. "The whole world is wrestling with moving people out of cars and onto public transport, which in turn changes the nature of how we plan and design our cities. Urban Transport is a highly important issue for all major cities but is particularly topical for the Gulf cities, which are on the cusp of their own transit revolution", Ian Mulcahey, Principal Planning and Urban Design, Gensler.