MOTC Collecting Data to Develop Qatar Freight Master Plan

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The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) is currently considering “the Qatar Freight Master Plan” (QFMP), which is expected to be finalized at the end of 2022. MOTC is currently collecting data and conducting relevant surveys and questionnaires.

These works include collecting all data on origins, routes and destinations of freight movements, the flow rate of trucks at major junctions, as well as other qualitative and quantitative data on the performance of freight industry in the State of Qatar.

Field surveys include collecting data needed to develop the QFMP. These surveys include conducting traffic counts on roads, traffic counts on junctions using cameras, measuring trip duration on existing roads, classifying the vehicles including types of trucks. This includes conducting surveys and questionnaires with employers and employees of construction, logistics, heavy and light transportation and freight services companies, as well as with harbors countrywide and Hamad International Airport.

 

Source: Government of Qatar