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A Study of Transportation Modes in The countries of GCC and the Feasibility of Establishing a Regional Trucking Company

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Project
A Study of Transportation Modes in The countries of GCC and the Feasibility of Establishing a Regional Trucking Company
Client
Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development (AFESD) – Kuwait General secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council
Associated Firm
Dar Al-Handasah
Location
Saudi Arabia
Type
Engineering
Sectors
Transportation & Highway
Date
1988
Project Details

Narrative Description of Project:
This study covered 6 GCC states: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, and Oman. The scope involved investigating all transportation modes (highway, rail, water, and air) from the infrastructure, institutional and training aspects. 
The objectives of this project were to perform an overall assessment of the transport sector in the GCC region and formulation of recommendations on:
1 – Suggesting an indicative program and a specific strategy for the important investments in the transport sector.
2 – High priority improvements in planning, organization and management including the operation and maintenance of various transport modes.
3 – Transport policies in each of the GCC countries. 
4 – Manpower and training requirements in the transport sector (highway, rail, water and air).


Description of Actual Services Provided:
– Diagnosis of the present status of various transport functions including policies, objectives, 
– organizational and institutional aspects, manpower and training plans, costs, tariffs, 
– subsidies and operational performance, economic coordination plans and their impact on 
– transport facilities, and an assessment of the transport demand between the GCC countries. 
– Definition of needed projects for various modes.
– Manpower development and training requirements for the various transport modes, including:
– The evaluation of the professional training establishments operating in member countries, for trades relative to the different modes of transportation.
– The study of human resources needs in GCC member countries, for the good functioning of activities related to the different modes of transportation.
– The evaluation of training needs for trades of transportation in these countries, in numbers, specialization, and levels. 
– Assessment of existing training facilities and the recommendation of modifications or extensions of existing centers of professional training or the establishment of new centers.