Oman and Saudi explore ways to boost transport & logistics cooperation

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Saudi Minister of Transport and Logistic Services, Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, and the President of the Environment Authority of Oman, Dr. Abdullah Al-Omari explored ways to improve cooperation in the field of transport and logistics services between the two countries.

During the meeting, Eng. Al Jasser cited the recent opening of the land road connecting Saudi Arabia and Oman, which is considered as an architectural masterpiece due to the difficult topography that the road passes through, as an example of the deep-rooted ties between the two countries that resulted in holding meetings and signing various agreements that have contributed to several successes.

Eng. Al Jasser also emphasized the interest of the leadership of Saudi Arabia to address environment-related issues, citing several leading decisions the Kingdom has made to conserve the environment, such as joining international and launching many initiatives such as the Saudi Green Initiative, in line with the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030.

According to reports, the Saudi Arabia transport sector has adopted many strategies to reduce carbon emissions by 25 percent by integrating modern transport technologies, such as electric and self-driving cars, and increasing the percentage of public transport to 15 percent, which would contribute to maintaining the environment.

Among the recent steps taken within the transport and logistics services system, the minister mentioned several successes related to preserving the environment through launching a project to track truck, reduce the operational age of trucks and modernize the aviation fleet.

In November 2021, Oman and Saudi Arabia signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in the fields of land and air transportation in which the two countries agreed to share scientific and professional information in order to enhance technical spheres and boost logistic cooperation.

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