Mowasalat in deal to develop intelligent transport systems

February 20, 2014 - 5:09:52 am

Mowasalat and Kentkart officials at the signing ceremony.

DOHA: Mowasalat has tied up with Kentkart, a leading Turkish company specialising in public transport solutions, to develop intelligent transport systems in Qatar.

Both have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a joint venture company for development and execution of projects related to intelligent transport systems. 

The joint venture company will be responsible for creating new market opportunities and carrying out necessary marketing activities in Qatar. It will also be responsible for analysing, commissioning, implementing and operating projects in the field of intelligent transport systems and providing technical support and maintenance for customers.

The objectives of the joint-venture also include “fostering public transport service and providing an attractive return for the parties’ investment on an ongoing basis,” Mowasalat said in a statement yesterday. Mowasalat will acquire facilities, infrastructure and other resources for the establishment of the joint venture. 

Kentkart will implement, maintain and commission intelligent solution systems for public transport vehicles, including hardware, software and other systems that may be required. 

It will also provide technical support and training for staff of Mowasalat and the joint venture. 

Both companies earlier concluded an agreement under which Kentkart would provide Mowasalat bus passenger information, ticketing solutions, support and operation technologies and standards through multi-use and limited-use cards. 

Khalid Al Hail, Mowasalat’s CEO, said, “In accordance with directives of the Minister of Transport and Chairman of Mowasalat H  E Jassim bin Seif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, we always seek to provide services that help achieve sustainable development and keep pace with the rapid economic and technological development taking place in Qatar and on the GCC and global stages. We are committed to the provision of services based on high quality, excellent competitive price and ease of use, taking us to a new era of successes and fulfilled objectives.” The Peninsula