The Qatari government – Public Works Authority has signed a contract to take part as a major exhibitor in the Gulf Traffic. Not only this but they have signed on as an official government sponsor of the event. They will use the region’s largest exhibition on traffic and transport to locate contractors and consultants from the Middle East and around the world to participate in the country’s 5-year, $14 billion plan to implement 32 projects that will dramatically transform Qatar’s road systems. The plan will be executed under the supervision of the Qatar Public Works Authority - Ashgal, which will be sending representatives to Gulf Traffic.‘The active and enthusiastic participation of the Qatar government’s chief agency in charge of traffic infrastructure development in Gulf Traffic is a terrific endorsement of the critical importance of Gulf Traffic 2005,’ said Davyd Farrell – Project Director of Gulf Traffic. ‘The influx of capital accompanied by sweeping economic reforms has fueled a boom in strategic infrastructure expansion unprecedented since the 1970s. This time, the level of education, expertise and technical know-how within government agencies responsible for infrastructure development will create a rigorous demand on contractors and consultants to provide leading edge solutions.’
Qatar’s aggressive search for leading edge traffic solutions is exemplified in the recent commissioning by Doha International Airport in what is believed to be the most advanced integrated parking control system in the region that covers four separate parking areas encompassing 1,500 spaces with a comprehensive guidance control system interconnected by a fiberoptic network to a central parking management control room. The system will incorporate an an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) engine into the CCTV camera capturing system, that would allow the system to automatically read the license plate numbers of all vehicles entering & exiting the facility that would further enhance the parking management and security functions of the system.
This project was implemented by leading Qatari based company – Traffic Tech who are a major exhibitor at Gulf Traffic 2005.
Hamad Al Kawari from the Ministry of Works said: ‘Over the next five years Qatar will be initiating many projects aimed at transforming our traffic infrastructure and we will be looking for solutions providers with advanced technologies and capacities to assist us in this monumental undertaking,’
The Qatar Ministry of Interior – Traffic Dept. are also officially supporting the event and will be exhibiting in the newly created Government zone at Gulf Traffic 2005.