Saudi Transport Ministry takes steps to imporve road safety

Updated 12 December 2017
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Saudi Transport Ministry takes steps to imporve road safety

RIYADH: The Ministry of Transport on Sunday signed an agreement with E.T.C. Engineering Inc. to provide consultative engineering services in road safety, as part of the ministry’s pursuit to achieve one of the main strategic goals of the Vision 2030 concerning the enhancement of traffic safety.

This step comes within the context of the ministry’s efforts to raise the level of safety on the roads and reduce the number of deaths due to traffic accidents by 25 percent by 2020.

Minister of Transport Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi signed the contract in the presence of the deputy minister of transport, Saad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Khallab, and a number of ministry officials and advisers of the international company, at the ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh.

The agreement included establishing main offices as well as branches all over the Kingdom in coordination with a special technical and logistical support office at E.T.C. Engineering headquarters in Ohio.

The agreement also includes evaluating and raising the level of safety on the roads; implementing the best international practices in this respect; preparing technical guides for road safety and traffic engineering; establishing a main control room at the ministry headquarters; updating the guidance systems; organizing safety measures for service workers; presenting comprehensive developmental solutions; and training engineers at the ministry.


Emirati officials cite solid Saudi-UAE ties

Updated 1 min 23 sec ago
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Emirati officials cite solid Saudi-UAE ties

  • UAE and Saudi Arabia share a common view on many issues, offering a distinctive model to other countries to follow — Emiratic exec

JEDDAH: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan in New York on Monday.

They praised the brotherly relations between the two countries and discussed latest regional and international developments.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Hajji Al-Khouri, director general of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Foundation, hailed the historical relations between Saudi Arabia and the UAE, stressing on their political, economic and cultural heritage ties at all levels.

Speaking on the occasion of Saudi National Day, Al-Khouri said the unique relations between the two countries are due to efforts being exerted by the leadership of the two countries.

Meanwhile, the secretary-general of UAE International Investors Council, Jamal Saif Al-Jarwan, described on Sunday the relations between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi as deep-rooted and well-established at various levels.

Al-Jarwan said in a statement that both the UAE and Saudi Arabia share a common view on many issues, offering a distinctive model to other countries to follow. 

He said the formation of the Joint Coordination Council further strengthened and upgraded the Saudi-UAE relationship by playing an important role in achieving the full partnership between the two countries. 

 

Emirati officials cite solid Saudi-UAE ties