Pvt sector plays key role in developing transport sector, says Dr Al-Mohamed


Qatar Chamber board member Dr. Mohamed Jawhar Al-Mohammed met on Wednesday with Dr. Volkan Recai, representative of The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC).

The meeting comes as part of the study visit held by the delegation to examine the development of the transport sector in Qatar and learn about the main projects implemented to develop the sector, in addition to obstacles facing the industry and ways to solve them.

It touched on an overall view of the Qatari transport sector and the most important projects developed by the state, in addition to a survey of the Chamber’s views on the importance of these projects in enhancing the investment climate in the country.

For his part, Dr. Al-Mohammed stressed the state’s interest in developing the transport and logistics sector through offering a sophisticated infrastructure and developing a network of roads, in addition to Qatar Rail projects and other projects, noting that the transport sector has witnessed great development during the past few years.

He also underscored the active contribution of the private sector to the development of many projects, especially with the partnership with the public sector, noting that PPP proved high efficiency in many projects in various sectors.

In turn, Dr. Volkan Recai said that the COMCEC selected two countries for the study including Qatar and Uganda, pointing out that Qatar’s choice was due to the considerable development it had achieved in that sector and its importance in promoting the country’s economic growth.

It is noteworthy that The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) was established in 1981 and currently has 57 Member Countries as well as 5 Observer Countries which are spread over four continents.

Its main objective is to address the economic challenges of the OIC countries and to contribute to the development efforts of the member states.

It aims to produce and disseminate knowledge, share experience and best-practices, develop a common understanding, and approximate policies among the Member States in line with the vision and principles of the strategy.

It also works to study all possible means of strengthening economic and commercial cooperation among the Member States and ensure the overall coordination of the activities of the OIC relating to economic and commercial cooperation among the Member States.

COMCEC convenes annually at ministerial level in İstanbul, Turkey under the Chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Turkey. So far it has regularly convened 37 Sessions.

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