(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) announced that the Education City Station on Doha Metro has become the first metro station to receive the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) Platinum Certificate for sustainable operations from the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD). The project has earned Platinum rating, reflecting environmentally responsible facility operations. Speaking on the sidelines of the event, HE Managing Director and CEO of Qatar Rail, Dr Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie, announced his pleasure and pride that the Education City Station has become the first metro station to receive the GSAS Platinum Certificate for sustainable operations from the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD). He pointed out that this achievement confirms the continuation of efforts and full commitment to applying the highest standards of sustainability related to the operations of the various facilities within the Doha Metro network.
He added: 'The Qatar Rail projects have been distinguished, from the planning process to their operation, by using the latest technology and following the highest standards in performance and sustainability, which resulted in us obtaining prestigious accreditations, certificates, and awards in the field of sustainability, which has become part of our projects work system. We are committed to providing a sustainable railway transportation system in Qatar in coordination with our strategic partners, and we look forward to launching more plans and initiatives in support of Qatars vision in the field of sustainability.'
For his part, the Founding Chairman of GORD, Dr Yousef Alhorr praised the efforts of Qatar Railways in the field of environmental sustainability, he said 'Qatar Rails efforts to enable an integrated metro system transcend beyond the delivery of a world-class transportation network.
By offering state-of-the-art facilities, affordability and convenience, Doha Metro is supporting Qatar's climate goals in line with the National Climate Change Plan and the country's commitment to the Paris Agreement.'
Dr Yousef Alhorr added, 'But the most impactful outcome of Doha Metro is that it has truly shifted public mindsets as well as behaviours in favour of mass transportation which is inherently low-carbon in nature compared to private vehicles. In doing so, Qatar Rail has gone an extra mile and prioritized sustainability in every step of the way.'
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