Over the past few years, Qatar has witnessed rapid population growth together with strong economic growth. These developments have required further enhancements to the land transport infrastructure to support the expansion in the industrial, commercial and service sectors.
Land transport has become a key enabler of the Qatari economy and a cornerstoneof its growth, and the Land Transport Sector continues its efforts to develop a state-of-the-art transport network in line with the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
To this end, the State of Qatar is investing massively in land transport infrastructure projects which will see the highways network expanded to 8,500km by 2020, including the building of some 200 new bridges and 30 new tunnels.
The mission of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) consists of
building an integrated and effective transport system that uses advanced technologies serving all local sectors while linking Qatar to the wider regional and international economy.
MOTC continues its extensive efforts to develop reliable, efficient and sustainable transport planning and ensure a safe and effective nationwide network of roads and highways constructed according to international standards and best practices.