The World Road Congress convenes in Abu Dhabi

All roads lead to Abu Dhabi as experts gather to discuss challenges facing the transportation industry.

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Delegates from more than 140 countries are here for the World Road Congress that’s being held in the Middle East for the first time.

They are discussing everything from traffic safety and congestion to reducing emissions and improving infrastructure.

In a round about way, this could mean traffic improvements are coming to the capital. Hooray!

Speaking about the event, Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, minister of infrastructure development and chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land & maritime, said:

“Choosing Abu Dhabi to host this global event could not be more apt for a road congress not only as the UAE has, for the fourth consecutive year, been ranked first in the Quality of Roads Index in the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Reports, but also because few other places can rival the UAE’s achievements when it comes to the Congress’s theme: Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies.”

The 26th World Road Congress promises yet another unique opportunity for road and transportation professionals to share and seek knowledge, ideas and innovations.

We at Abu Dhabi World already reported in the last week how Abu Dhabi roads are becoming safer due to the increased number of road patrols across the city.

On a national level, a recent study revealed how the lack of indicator use is behind the leading cause of vehicle accidents in the UAE.

The World Road Congress is being hosted by the Department of Transport Abu Dhabi (DoT) and the World Road Association (PIARC) under the theme of ‘Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies’.

It runs from October 6-10 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

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