Abu Dhabi to showcase its infrastructure at World Road Congress

Host city’s Department of Transport to organise technical visits for registered delegates to upcoming projects and landmark locations in the emirate

Abu Dhabi will showcase its world-class transport infrastructure to global experts as part of a series of technical visits during the upcoming World Road Congress Abu Dhabi 2019.

According to a statement by the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT), the visits will offer delegates insights on how Abu Dhabi deals with the day-to-day operations of its integrated transport network and its planning for future projects.

Taking place daily between October 7 and 10, the visits will include landmark locations such as Abu Dhabi’s Traffic Management Centre, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi and Khalifa Port and Yas Marina Circuit. The visits are now open for registration, the statement added.

Additionally, delegates will also witness how Abu Dhabi is preparing for the future with visits to new and under-construction projects such as Masdar City, the Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Building, the airport Interchange Project and Umm Lafina Bridges and Roads project. The visits will highlight Abu Dhabi’s state-of-the-art road infrastructure which saw the city ranked first in the Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum for 2017-18 for the best roads around the world.

Ahmed Al Hammadi, chairman of the World Road Congress Abu Dhabi 2019, DoT, said: “Significant work has been undertaken by our team of engineers to build a modern world-class road infrastructure that we are proud of. With the World Road Congress Abu Dhabi 2019 being held later in October, I encourage every delegate who is attending to register for the technical visits and witness first-hand what we have achieved to date and our ambitious plans for the future.”

Patrick Mallejacq, secretary general, PIARC World Road Association, said: “The technical visits have become an integral part of the World Road Congress programme, highlighting the infrastructure work done by the host city. Abu Dhabi’s roads have been recognised as being among the best in the world and this is a fantastic experience for delegates to appreciate the scale of Abu Dhabi’s infrastructure.”

Hosted by the DoT and PIARC, the World Road Congress Abu Dhabi 2019 will be held under the theme of ‘Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies’. The event is expected to attract thousands of delegates including representatives from the government and private industry. It will include discussions and debates on various topics related to road networks around the world.

Only registered delegates are able to participate in the technical visits, said the DoT statement, adding that registrations are now open through the World Road Congress website.

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