UAE 'to make more tracks'

01/12/2009 - Dubai Lifestyle News
UAE 'to make more tracks'

Posted by Neil King

Anyone with a property in the UAE may be aware of the increasing population figures in the region.

To combat this, the Middle Eastern government is expected to take action, having already invested $147 billion in transport for the emirates.

Infrastructure and transport projects actioned by the Middle East are said to be moving on at a fast pace.

As a result of Dubai's new metro system the focus has now shifted to other rail initiatives in cities across the region.

Gulf Traffic is regarded as an important infrastructure and traffic event and is set to take place this December.

It is concerned with the Middle East's rail, road and public transport areas.

Sarah Woodbridge, group director of exhibitions at IIR Middle East – who are organising the exhibition commented on how a new rail network would benefit the region.

She said: "The Gulf's 36 million residents are currently restricted to travel either by car, bus or air, and a rail network would accelerate cross-border travel, trade and tourism."

The representative added that investment in transport is essential to industrial purposes and to meet future demands.

IIR Exhibitions claims to be the biggest Middle Eastern consumer and trade event company, with a portfolio of more than 40 large events.