The Transport, Communications and Information Technology Committee – one of the specialized committees – in the Shura Council held a meeting chaired by Council member and Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Mutaib bin Ayed Al-Mutairi, to discuss the annual report of the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services for the fiscal year 1443/1444, with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Transport and Logistics and Chairman of the Public Authority for Transport. Dr. Rumaih bin Muhammad Al-Rumaih, and Assistant Minister of Transport and Logistics Ahmed bin Sufyan Al-Hassan.
During the meeting, the committee was briefed on the most important difficulties and obstacles facing the ministry in the way it performs its tasks, and discussed solutions that facilitate what it does, achieve the goals entrusted to it, and raise the quality of the services it provides.
The members of the council raised a number of inquiries to the officials of the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services regarding its annual report. The members of the committee asked about the launch of the public transport project for buses between cities, the strategic objectives of the ministry to raise the proportion of public transport within cities, and the reasons that led to the stumbling of some projects. While members of the committee expressed inquiries to representatives of the ministry about the Kingdom’s ranking in global indicators, the efforts made by the ministry for this, and the ministry’s plans to address the high fees raised at the kingdom’s airports.
The meeting reviewed the ministry’s efforts in terms of improving movement between and within cities and the current works to improve it. During the meeting with representatives of the ministry, members of the committee asked about the ministry’s plan to complete the master plan for logistical areas in 59 regions in the 13 administrative regions in the Kingdom, in addition to the ministry’s plan to accommodate Electric cars in 2030, to reach the target percentage.
The meeting discussed with representatives of the Ministry the possibility of applying 100% safety standards on roads, the Ministry’s plan to end the dangers, as well as the reasons for the failure of some projects, and their role in relation to the price discrepancy in the delivery programs and the increase in the prices of products in them.
During the meeting, the Deputy Minister of Transport, agents and officials in the Ministry answered the inquiries and questions raised by the Chairman and members of the Transport, Communications and Information Technology Committee.
The Transport, Communications and Information Technology Committee will prepare its final report on the annual report of the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services to be presented to the Council at a future session, including its opinion and recommendations for discussion at a future session.