Transport event staged in Saudi capital

01 July 2015

Saudi Transport 2015 was successfully staged at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre with the participation of government establishments including the Saudi Railways Organisation and Saudi Public Transport Company and private companies engaged in the transport sector.

Engineer Hathlool Hussein Alhathlool, Deputy Minister for Roads, opened the show on behalf of the Saudi Minister of Transport.

Present were project leaders and heads of regional and international companies involved in current and potential future projects.

The King Abdulaziz public transport project in Riyadh was among the highlights. Showcased by the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh, it was featured through an immense pavilion extending beyond 1,000 sq m.

Alhathlool said: “We have seen from the exhibition that we are now on top of the mega projects market within the transport industry, whether in the city of Riyadh or Jeddah or Makkah or the Eastern Province. We will achieve milestones in national projects and capabilities. We wish the companies and everyone else good luck.”

The Ministry of Transport used its booth to showcase future projects and its vision. It communicated how its integrated facilities and services would impact economic and social development.

The Saudi Railways Organisation provided an update on projects including the Haramain High Speed Rail scheme. It discussed plans to construct new stations and integrate the latest technologies to develop modern passenger and cargo transportation.

The Saudi Bin Laden Group presented an overview of the company’s diverse portfolio of ongoing infrastructure projects. The new undertakings include a new airport and railway projects that will immensely benefit trade.

For its part, the Saudi Public Transport Company reviewed bus models and mass transport systems and its contribution to the Riyadh Metro project.

Other Saudi and international companies showcased their logistics offerings in support of the transport sector’s advancement.

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