Saudi Arabia plans to overhaul transport policy

03 April 2008
Saudi Arabia is to launch an overhaul of its transport policies following a conference in Riyadh.

Transport minister Jabara al-Seraisry says the kingdom is seeking new ways to persuade Saudis to leave their cars at home and will implement a new set of policy guidelines.

A report has been drafted following discussions over the Saudi public’s transport needs by experts at the meeting. The government is keen to introduce more integrated transport systems, with better synergies between road, rail and air transport, when planning new projects.

The workshop was organised by the Ministry of Transport, and was attended by senior officials from the ministries of the Haj, interior, and municipal and rural affairs.

No deadline has been set for publication of the report, which will be passed to the cabinet for approval on completion.

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