A truck park set up in Al Shamal has become operational, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) announced on Sunday.
Strategically located near Al-Ruwais Port and covering an area of 75,000sqm, the new facility provides 285 parking spaces for all types of trucks.
Modern and easy to access, the parking facility will save freight movement time by providing seamless connectivity to expressways, and will also have a great impact on truck and traffic safety.
The Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) was in charge of the project design and execution of the project which has been implemented with the world’s best standards and specifications. The company will also manage and operate the project for the first year.
The project forms part of a larger MoTC plan for establishing and developing four truck parking facilities in key areas across the country. The aim is to modernise and improve mobility and transportation services countrywide in accordance with the Qatar Public Transport Programme.
Committed to supporting the private sector, the MoTC has provided facilities to the truck freight industry, allowing it to take advantage of the multiple services the project offers such as free parking for the first two months and instant truck services including maintenance and repair.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalid al-Thani, director of Technical Affairs, MoTC, said the Al Shamal facility was one of the key projects developed by the ministry to serve the heavy freight industry in Qatar within the framework of its larger mobility and transportation strategy.
This, he said, is being achieved through providing innovative solutions to address the challenges emerging from the substantial economic growth that the country is witnessing, and will further help in relieving traffic congestion caused by truck parking in residential areas.
Sheikh Mohamed said the MoTC had earlier located four sites where truck parking spaces could be constructed and launched a public tender inviting private sector companies to participate last year which Mwani Qatar won.
Nabil Mohamed al-Khaldi, chief officer, Ports Management at Mwani Qatar, said they were proud to have won the project’s design and execution contract, which reflected the recognition given to the company as one of the leading providers of integrated logistics services in Qatar.
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