Qatar on course to have 100% electric public bus fleet by 2030

Qatar on course to have 100% electric public bus fleet by 2030

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Qatar’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) is working towards gradually transitioning the country’s public transport bus system into a 100% electric fleet by 2030, said a top official on Sunday.

MoT’s Director of Land Transport Licensing Department Hamad Ali Al Marri said the operating rate of electric buses has reached around 70%, ably supported by an integrated infrastructure that gives multiple benefits.

He said the most important benefits were lower energy and fuel consumption, reduced harmful emissions, and thereby, Qatar’s carbon footprint.

He was speaking during a ceremony organised by the Business Class Advertising Group, at Expo 2023 Doha, on Sunday.

Al Marri said over the years, MoT had worked hard to develop infrastructure projects and support services for the transportation sector.

“These efforts culminated in the country having an integrated, interconnected, and sustainable transportation system, which placed it in a leading position on the global transportation sector map. It also enabled us to host major international events and provide an environmentally friendly transportation experience,” he said.

Qatar’s Minister of Municipality HE Abdullah bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al Attiyah also launched a book — Environmental Sustainability in Qatar... Achievements and Challenges — during the occasion.

It addressed Qatar’s national strategy for environment and climate change, development witnessed by sustainable cities in Qatar, and efforts of the Ministry of Municipality and its various sectors in this field. It also highlighted the green economy, which is the pillar of investment in Qatar’s future.

The Minister of Municipality also honoured companies and institutions with Excellence in Sustainability Awards.

The awardees were Barwa Real Estate (Best Company in Real Estate Sector), Al Fardan Group (Best Family Company), Abdullah Abdulghani Motors (Best Green Initiative), Mawani Qatar (Best Company in the Maritime Transport Sector), Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (Best Recycling Program), Katara Hospitality (Best Company in Hospitality Sector), Mowasalat Karwa (Best Company in Transportation Sector), Nasser Bin Khaled (Best Company in Automotive sector), QTerminals (Best Company in Ports Management sector), Ahli Bank (Best Bank in Qatar) and Ansar Group (Best company in Retail Sector).

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