The inaugural ceremony was attended by several dignitaries including HE the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali al-Thani, Ashghal president Dr Eng Saad bin Ahmed al-Mohannadi and Kahramaa president Essa bin Hilal al-Kuwari.
The minister said Qatar is on track to achieve its renewable energy goal soon. There has been remarkable progress in projects aimed at achieving environmental sustainability. Electric buses are one of the goals of Qatar’s National Vision 2030.
Four bus depots are currently being constructed by the Ministry of Transportation and Ashghal, including those in Lusail, Al-Rayyan, Al-Wakra and the New Industrial Area. Furthermore, the Lusail, Al-Wakra, Education City, and Industrial Area bus terminals are currently under construction in addition to the one that opened at Al Sudan on Sunday.
As part of MoT’s transportation strategy, the Public Bus Infrastructure Programme aims to reduce conventional vehicles’ carbon emissions and improve overall air and climate quality in Qatar. During the FIFA 2022 championships, the country hopes to use electric, eco-friendly vehicles, as well as integrate them into other public transit systems so that Qatar will be the best in the world.