Next February... “Mwasalat” to Discuss Oman Public Transport Master Plan in a Global Conference
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Next February... “Mwasalat” to Discuss Oman Public Transport Master Plan in a Global Conference

Oman National Transport Company “Mwasalat “ will host the 7th International Union of Public

Transport (UITP) in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Assembly at Oman Convention and Exhibition Center, Muscat, from 12th to 16th of February 2017 as part of its strategic plan which is to promote the public transport sector in the Sultanate. 

HE Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Salim Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications will open the Seminar on February 13th and discuss the master plan of public transport in the Sultanate. The opening session will include Mr. Khalid Al Hogail - Chairman of UITP MENA Division and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabia Public Transport Company “Saptco” and the keynote speaker Mr. Dario Hidaglo, sustainable mobility researcher and practitioner, who will present the best ways to make public transport the preferred mobility choice in the Sultanate. 

The first session will be chaired by Mr. Alain Flausch, UITP Secretary General and will gather

Mr. Ahmed Ali Al Bulushi, Chief Executive Officer of “Mwasalat” company, Mr. John Lesniewski,

Group Chief Commercial Officer of Oman Global Logistics Group (OGLG) and Mr. Rakesh Belwal, Associate professor and coordinator MBA program at Sohar University in Oman, to discuss Oman Public Transport Master plan by presenting the plans and challenges for developing public transport infrastructure and facilities and a full mobility plan in the Sultanate.

While the second session will be chaired by Mr. Mohamed Mezghani, Deputy Secretary General in UITP, that will introduce solutions for enhancing public transport operations and efficiency by presenting good practice cases and discuss ways of controlling costs and enhancing the operations of public transport services. Among the speakers are Mr. Yo Kaminagai, Head of

Design at ​Autonomous Operator of Parisian Transports (RATP) and Mrs. Marta Labata, Chief Executive Officer of Tranports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) who​ will share the experiences and achievements of some cities and will present ways for improving public transport image and perception to make it more attractive, accessible and available for the citizens of Oman.

Following the seminar, two simultaneous training sessions will be conducted from February 14th to 16th​ ​2017, first session will focus on Bus sector which​ will presents ways on how to grasp the planning and execution of bus public transport system, understand the math of operation costs and get familiar with latest development in technologies related to the sector. 

While the second training is designed for Taxi operators and authorities seeking to improve their approach on regulation and operations, the session provides thorough knowledge and sharing best practices on institutional and regulatory framework and operation of taxi transport. 

Both sessions will gather high level professional and expertise such as Mr. Kaan yildizgoz,

Training Director, UITP, Mr. Guido Bruggeman, transport expert and Mr. Mathew Daus, distinguishes lecturer, Windels Marx Network, who will share their knowledge in each sector through workshops, group discussions and Q&A sessions.

To be mentioned, Mwasalat is a permanent member of UITP since 1983, and is the leading public transport company in the Sultanate of Oman. 

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