(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
* HE Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti and HE Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie attend meeting
* Meeting comes in context of Qatar Rail's continued developmental efforts in preparation for hosting the World Cup
Qatar Rail held its annual meeting for staff, partners and consultants, themed 'Transport Management for Mega Events'.
The meeting was attended by HE Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport; and HE Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie, Minister of Municipality and Managing Director and CEO of Qatar Railways Company.
According to an official statement from the Ministry of Transport (MoT), the meeting comes in the context of Qatar Rail's continued developmental efforts in preparation for hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
During the meeting, HE the Minister of Transport pointed out to the essential role the multimodal public transit network plays, and which presents a coherent, sustainable transit unit characterised by high operational efficiency, including the public bus system, the Doha Metro network and Lusail Tram, and which covers all areas across the country.
He stressed the importance of Doha Metro alongside other public means of transportation for supporting the successful organisation of mega events and hosting of various major events, particularly events such as the Amir Cup finals, the 2019 Arabian Gulf Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup 2019 and 2020 and the FIFA Arab Cup 2021.
He also affirmed that such a great performance will definitely continue during the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, within the framework of the transportation plans that aim at providing an exceptional, safer, more coherent and more flexible experience for visitors and fans, by helping them reach their residences, stadiums, service facilities and touristic landmarks across the country easily.
On his part, HE al-Subaie said: 'We are pleased to have held this important meeting, which comes four months before the largest event - the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
'The Readiness Townhall discussions were very productive and fruitful as we discussed Qatar Rail`s readiness and preparations taking into account the main challenges for the World Cup.
“Overall, the Townhall came with Qatar Rail`s efforts aimed at intensifying the collaboration between all involved parties, bringing about the subject matter expertise to understand the best practices and learn from challenges faced by previous mega events hosted around the world, as we get ready to host the World Cup.'
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