The event, organised by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) in collaboration with the Cultural Club, was attended by undersecretaries, CEOs, officials from the ministry, academicians and journalists.
The event covered public transport concept as well as the social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits.
It also highlighted the needs of users of public transport services. The first session hosted officials and specialists from MoTC, as well as Ahmed bin Ali al Balushi, CEO of Mwasalat; Mehdi bin Mohammed al Abdwani, CEO of National Ferries Company; Yousef bin Ahmed al Hooti, director of Special Projects at Ibitkar IT Co and Eng Ahmed bin Suleiman al Ya’arubi, director of Land Transport in MoTC.
After the presentation of papers, a discussion was held with the participants about the progress witnessed by the sultanate in developing its road infrastructure network.
The session focused on public transport network which holds the key in reducing traffic congestion and pollution in cities.