Oman’s MOTC to participate in Oman Land Transport Summit

Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) have confirmed that they will actively participate in Oman Land Transport Infrastructure 2013 – an annual summit which highlights key road and rail projects.

The event will take place between 8 – 11 September at the Grand Hyatt in Muscat and will enable delegates to learn about the latest projects as well as how to reduce maintenance costs, increase profits, integrate all modes of transport, reduce the number of incidents and build higher quality infrastructure projects.

Representing the MOTC during the three day summit, will be Engineer Ahmed Suliman Al Yarubi, Manager of Land Transport Department; Eng. Salah Khalifa Al Shukali, Manager of Design Department; Eng. Salim Said Al Amri, Assistant Manager for Maintenance and Road Transport; and Eng. Mohammed Abu Zaki, Road Design Expert. The rest of the speaker line-up comprises of Oman’s land transport project owners – the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, Duqm Authority and Royal Oman Police – plus contractors with mega road projects, including Astaldi, KAS Construction, Larsen & Toubro and Galfar.

The summit starts with a rail focus day examining the national railway project and the experience of experts from regional organisations, including: GCC – Secretariat General, Qatar Railway Company, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai, Etihad Rail and Saudi Bin Laden. Howard Rosen, Chair of the Rail Working Group will chair the day and contribute his international perspective.

Abdul Ghaffar AH Chaudhry, Chief Engineer-Strategic Planning Department from the RTA Dubai is set to deliver an interactive post-event workshop on how Contractors, Free Zone Authorities and Project Owners can achieve the best value on roads, bridges and infrastructure projects through Value Engineering. The workshop will help delegates to apply for Certified Value Specialist qualification from Society of American Value Engineers – USA.

Grant Gellatly, Project Director from Galfar Engineering & Contracting comments on the benefits of attending the summit for transport professionals, “Attending Oman Land Transport Infrastructure 2013 will certainly enhance your ability to perform when you return to your workplace. Listening to the speakers will improve your awareness of the industry and circulating with the other delegates will broaden your network of contacts for future business exchanges.” Grant will participate in the contractor panel discussion on the subject of increasing the profits on infrastructure projects through efficient construction techniques.

Oman Land Transport Infrastructure is just one of the many events under the IQPC and GEC umbrella.

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