MOTC to make FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 the first carbon-neutral event
Doha: Ashghal and Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) have started implementing the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ electric vehicle plan with other organisations. As part of the plan, several executive bodies, including Mowasalat (Karwa) as well as other national corporations will implement it according to the schedule. Charge unit contracts will be signed in the next few days.
Ashghal and KAHRAMAA will sign EV charging unit contracts as agreed upon within the context of implementing the EV strategy, according to MOTC’s Director of Technical Affairs Department Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalid Al-Thani. At bus warehouses and stations as well as Metro stations and other specified sites, KAHRAMAA plans to provide and install over 600 charging outlets in order to support the electric buses utilised for public transportation and during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be the first tournament to employ electric mass transport vehicles, making it the first eco-friendly, carbon-neutral event, he said. According to him, putting the plan into action shows MOTC’s commitment to providing a world-class multimodal transportation system with dependable, trustworthy and environmentally aware services aligned with the Qatar National VisMOTC to make FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 the first carbon-neutral event ion 2030 pillars. A quarter of Qatar’s public transit bus fleet will be electric by 2022.
In order to minimise harmful carbon emissions from buses by 2030 and to honour the combined efforts aimed at maintaining environmental sustainability, Doha Metro feeder buses, public buses and government school buses will progressively transition to electrification.
Meanwhile, MOTC worked with Ashghal to complete the construction of four Park and Ride parking lots in Al Qassar, Wakra Lusail, and Education City. It has already opened two sites, and the other two will do so in the near future. Significant work has also been made on the establishment of four bus warehouses at Wakra, the New Industrial Area, Al Rayyan, and Lusail, which are scheduled to open in 2022.