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Posted On: 4 November 2020 05:29 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:22 pm

MOTC signs MoUs to provide free electric vehicle chargers across Qatar

Vrinda Abilash
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The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) today signed 2 MoUs with two companies, namely, Nasser Bin Khaled & Sons Holding Co. and Q-Auto for providing free electric vehicle chargers across Qatar. The signing event was attended by H.E. Minister Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti.

As per the MOUs, the charging units will be installed at locations to be specified by MOTC. “The two MoUs come within the framework of putting into effect the Electric Vehicle Strategy MOTC developed in collaboration with the bodies concerned and as the country continues reinforcing the participation of the private sector in government developmental projects and encouraging its partaking in mobility and transportation projects in such a way that helps enrich private sector companies’ investment ideology, thus bolstering the localization of expertise and the technology in use,” said MOTC’s Sheikh Mohamed Al-Thani.

MOTC also stated that the electric vehicle strategy backs the country’s agenda for a greener future and contributes to striking an economic-environmental balance in a way that ensures transportation sector’s infrastructure projects sustainability, supporting economic growth and making the most out of the natural resources by increasing the revenues of oil and gas sectors and developing the means of transportation through deploying clean and alternative energy in accordance with latest universal eco-friendly systems to reduce carbon emissions and, therefore, create a clean, healthy and safe environment for generations to come.

This is in line with the pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030, and MOTC's strategy for providing an integrated, world-class transportation system that offers safe, reliable and eco-friendly services in line with for social, economic and environmental development.

Source: MOTC
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