Qatar participated in the 2nd United Nations (UN) Global Sustainable Transport Conference, with Jassim Seif Ahmedal-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications, leading the Qatar delegation. The conference was hosted by Beijing, China, and was launched through a video conference by Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
The Minister also attended a plenary session held during the conference and chaired by Chinese Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng. Offering opportunities to focus on opportunities, challenges and solutions for sustainable transportation around the world, this event will feature state and government leaders, diplomats, representatives of international and civil society organizations, and private companies. And the chair of the organization are present. sector.
The conference will feature several topics related to the impact of sustainable transport on economic recovery, green development, regional development, innovation, urban sustainability and poverty eradication, as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. Discusses key transportation issues that will help the Paris Climate Agreement. The role of technology in the sustainability of the transport sector.
Qatar has made great strides in environmentally friendly and sustainable transportation plans, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) emphasized at a press conference.
In this regard, MoTC, in collaboration with relevant agencies, has begun implementing a complete and gradual switching strategy to electric buses, with the aim of electrifying public transportation buses by 2030. The first phase of the transformation plan, which includes the installation of electric bus stations and warehouses, is expected to be completed by 2022.
In addition, work is underway to install 100 parking spaces for electric vehicles and more than 600 charging units as the first step. In addition, MoTC has begun working with relevant agencies to roll out EURO 5 diesel regulations for automobiles. This is a diesel that has less impact on the environment. As for ports, the second phase of Hamad Port is powered by clean electrical energy, which contributes to the achievement of Qatar’s National Vision 2030.
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