Strategy for transport sector is ready — minister

Ministry of Transport
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AMMAN — Minister for Transport Wajeeh Azaizeh said Sunday that the transport sector had been suffering for decades from distortions, stressing the need to consider the support of the sector in line with global developments. He said the ministry has developed a new strategy to boost the ailing sector.اضافة اعلان

His comments were made during a meeting held by the Lower House Finance Committee, which discussed the finances of the Ministry of Transport and its departments.

Azaizeh said that the sector faces funding gaps that holds back its sustainable modernization, noting that part of the funding gaps are to be tackled this year through transport projects.

The minister said that the ministry is working on a future outlook for the transport sector, and that the ministry has developed a transport sector strategy for the upcoming years and is now ready to be discussed by the Cabinet.

Chairman of the committee, Deputy Mohamed Al-Saudi, stressed the need to move forward in developing strategies and updating different patterns of public transport in line with rapid global developments in public transport, calling for support for the sector to overcome the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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