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Commitment to Saving Lives on Road 2020: Oman

01-20-2014 07:00 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Fleming Gulf

To curb the increased rate of mishaps on roads, Oman is looking forward to adopt higher version of road safety related applications for safer and smoother commutation for the citizens of the Sultanate. ME Road Safety & ITS Summit is designed to find a quick way to implement the latest projects.

Over 1300km of new and upgraded roads are being planned in a major overhaul of the Sultanate’s transport network for better on-road connectivity and safer commutation for the citizens of Oman. To tackle the current threat of increased number of road accidents in the MENA region, the Ministry of Transport and Communications is now studying the public transport facilities in Muscat to prepare a master plan for regulating the sector. The government is also finalizing the Land Transport Law wherein a national committee for land transport, while another committees are being formed to facilitate trade, especially with other GCC countries.

To be a partner in beloved Oman's journey towards excellence under visionary & wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, supported by ITS Arab, Fleming Gulf has launched the Middle East Road Safety & ITS Summit. The summit will be held on 12 - 13 May 2014 at Muscat, Oman. The authorities, government organizations and stakeholders will learn from the best practices to synchronize their thoughts and coordinate their efforts in order to strategically adapt to the current trends in Road Safety & ITS.

In the MENA region, accidents kill 17 to 22 people per 100,000 of population every year, compared with an OECD average of 6.2 per 100,000. At this rate, traffic accidents will become the fifth leading cause of death globally by 2030, up from 10th place in 2010. To curb the increased rate of mishaps on roads caused due to lack of smart road technologies Oman is also looking forward to adopt higher version of road safety related applications which will help reduce congestion, ease traffic and improve the operational performance of transportation lines in the Sultanate.

The Middle East Road Safety & ITS Summit is designed to find a way to quick and stable implementation of latest projects. The summit will provide a platform to the solution providers to interact with the technology industry and explore new business opportunities. The summit will have individual presentations by Authorities on their strategic plans, case studies, project update, challenges & opportunities, plan for next 5 years. Industrial and GCC level round table discussion on Road Safety & ITS Oman will be conducted at the gathering. Interactive panel discussions by key stakeholders will also be a part of the Middle East Road Safety & ITS Summit in Muscat.

For further information contact:

Tanaya Priya
Senior Marketing Executive
Fleming Gulf Conferences
T : +971-4-6091570
E : tanaya.priya@fleminggulf.com

Event name: Middle East Road Safety & ITS Summit
Date: 12 - 13 May 2014
Venue: Muscat, Oman

About Fleming Gulf:

Founded in 2005, Fleming Gulf is young, dynamic and has fast become one of the leading providers of business intelligence through industry specific conferences, webinars and skills enhancement training courses. Our goal is to link professionals and provide them with commercial acumen, business investment contacts and a world of opportunities. Our reach is global-spanning serving organisations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and as far as Latin America. Fleming Gulf delivers the most comprehensive business events by leveraging our network of industry influencers with specialist knowledge to provide organisations the winning edge that makes a difference in their decision making in today's competitive business landscape.

Fleming Gulf
Dubai Airport Free Zone
P.O. Box 54772
Dubai, U.A.E.

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