• Transport

    OBG examines all aspects of local transport infrastructure, including sea, air and land. Our analysis within the transport sector reviews the major projects under way and planned, such as airport expansions, port plans, public transit systems, road construction and rail networks.
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The collapse in oil prices has weighed on the Algerian economy, giving rise to twin deficits in the budget and current account. In mid-2016 the government introduced a bold medium-term plan that targets a balanced budget by 2020, alongside a new growth model with a strategy for economic development and diversification by 2030. These moves have coincided with the private sector playing a much stronger role in the economy.


Located 16 km from central Doha and within six hours flying time of 80% of the world’s population, Hamad International Airport (HIA) has emerged as a key regional transport hub since opening its doors to the public in April 2014.


What role has the ministry played in overcoming the impact of the siege?


How will the establishment of an integrated mass transit system contribute to national ambitions for economic development?


Guided by the state’s long-term economic development plan, Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030, and driven by preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar is investing heavily in infrastructure programmes focused on its non-oil and gas sectors.


The government’s focus on investing in large-scale transport projects is expected to continue for the next three to four years as new motorways, rail links and other expansions are built to service a growing population and meet demand projections for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, Qatar’s transformation is not just about football – it goes...