A platform bringing together leading stakeholders working on transforming the transport infrastructure in Kuwait

21 - 22 October, 2019 | JW Marriott Kuwait City, Kuwait, Kuwait

Conference Day One: Monday, 21 October 2019

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration, Refreshments And Networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Welcome Address From IQPC

Valentina Pivetta - Conference Director, IQPC

Valentina Pivetta

Conference Director
IQPC

9:00 am - 9:05 am Welcome Address By The Chairman

Eng. Faisal Duwaih Alatel - Chairman, Engineering

Eng. Faisal Duwaih Alatel

Chairman
Engineering

9:05 am - 9:10 am Opening Ministerial Keynote Speech: The Road To Achieve Kuwait 2030 Vision

9:10 am - 9:20 am KEYNOTE SPEECH: Enhancing The Quality And Effectiveness Of Kuwait’s Infrastructure Sector

9:20 am - 9:30 am KEYNOTE SPEECH: Boosting Transportation Network As Part Of Kuwait 2030 Vision

His Excellency Eng. Ahmed Al-Hassan - Director General & Board Member, Public Authority for Roads and Transportation (PART), Kuwait

His Excellency Eng. Ahmed Al-Hassan

Director General & Board Member
Public Authority for Roads and Transportation (PART), Kuwait

9:30 am - 9:40 am KEYNOTE SPEECH: The Importance Of Landmark Projects To Sustain Kuwait’s Growth

His Excellency Eng. Hamoud Bader Alrodan - Assistant Under Secretary Water Projects, Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW)

His Excellency Eng. Hamoud Bader Alrodan

Assistant Under Secretary Water Projects
Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW)

9:40 am - 9:50 am KEYNOTE SPEECH: Implementing Cities Connectivity By Developing An Advance Roads’ Network

His Excellency Ahmed Abdullah Al-Manfouhi - Director General, Kuwait Municipality

His Excellency Ahmed Abdullah Al-Manfouhi

Director General
Kuwait Municipality

Aligning roads, bridges and highways projects with the New Kuwait 2035 Vision by implementing transportation infrastructure nationwide.

What Does The Future Look Like For The GCC?
  • Insights into 13 new awarded projects worth US$8 billion
  • Improving roads network to facilitate transportation by 60%
  • Setting new standards to implement road safety and efficiency

Eng. Faisal Duwaih Alatel

Chairman
Engineering

His Excellency Eng. Ahmed Al-Hassan

Director General & Board Member
Public Authority for Roads and Transportation (PART), Kuwait

His Excellency Ahmed Abdullah Al-Manfouhi

Director General
Kuwait Municipality

His Excellency Eng. Hamoud Bader Alrodan

Assistant Under Secretary Water Projects
Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW)

10:10 am - 10:40 am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony And VIP Exhibition Tour

10:40 am - 11:00 am Speed Networking

PROJECT OVERVIEW AND STRATEGIC PLANS
Improving infrastructure network by investing over US$20 billion in the transportation sector

11:00 am - 11:20 am Northern Regional Roads: US$487 Million Implementation Plan To Facilitate Inter-Regional Trade

Fahad M A M Alfahad - Civil Engineer, Ministry of Public Works (MPW)
Developing the transportation network to transform the northern part of Kuwait into a regional business hub.

What Are The Benefits Of It?
  • Developing 110 km of roads to facilitate passengers and goods transportation
  • Reducing traffic by building dual expressways
  • Constructing 13 main interchanges for improving connection

Fahad M A M Alfahad

Civil Engineer
Ministry of Public Works (MPW)

11:20 am - 11:40 am Upgrading The Adbali Highway: A US$289 million Project To Facilitate Commuting From Mutlaa City And The Northern Regional Road

This 3-year project aims to decrease congestions by 60% while increasing commuters’ safety.

What Are The Requirements For The Completion Of The Project?
  • Expanding from 3 to 5 lines will reduce traffic by 60%
  • The construction of an emergency lane to facilitate the intervention of emergency respond unities
  • Boosting roads’ safety by 70%

11:40 am - 12:00 pm CASE STUDY: UAE Case Study: Delivering Roads & Bridges Through An Integrated Strategic Planning Approach

Eng. Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry - Chief Specialist Planning & Business Development Department, Road and Transport Authority, UAE
  • Case study of Dubai: Strategic planning process
  • Roads infrastructure design and development
  • Integrated systems approach for the mobility system

Eng. Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry

Chief Specialist Planning & Business Development Department
Road and Transport Authority, UAE

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Fahaheel Expressway – Road No. 30

Connecting Kuwait City to Ahmadi city with a 36 km road implementation plan worth US$150 million.

What Are The Requirements And Key Challenges?
  • Overview of the current design stage (phase 1)
  • Determining the roads’ path by considering the repositioning of the oil pipelines. What are the implications?
  • Contractors requirements and business opportunity

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Making Better Transportation Decisions By Leveraging Data, Analytics And Modelling

Using IoT to improve planning, control, and evaluation in the transport sector in order to boost its efficiency by 40%.

  • What Are The Potential Benefits Of Iot?
  • Understand mobility patterns in corridors and route choice criteria
  • Optimise operational highway efficiency: Optimising scheduling and maintenance
  • Improve traffic operations and generating traffic models

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Networking Lunch

PROJECT PLANNING AND DESIGN

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm Updating On Cairo Street: A US$350 Million Project Aiming To Improve Kuwait’s “Strategic Road Network”

Anas Kassem - Director of Transport and Infrastructure, WSP
Completed by only 5%, this multi-million project calls for the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, drainages and sewers for Cairo Street.

What Are The Latest Updates?
  • Extending the roadways by 7000 km to smooth congestions
  • Constructing an overall of 10 bridges to reduce traffic and facilitate transportation
  • Re-designing the water drainage and the footpaths surface to improve road quality

Anas Kassem

Director of Transport and Infrastructure
WSP

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Road: Investing US$310 Million To Improve The Main Road And Neighbouring Segments

This project calls for the construction, completion and maintenance of roads, bridges, stormwater drainages and sewage networks.

  • Ensuring roads’ safety for commuters by implementing the drainage system
  • Protecting health and environment by re-designing and maintaining the sewage system
  • Reducing traffic by modernising roads and constructing 2 new bridges

FUTURE INFRASTRUCTURE
Insights Into The Next Mega-Projects Development: Connecting Future Islands With Effective Transportation Methods

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Madinat Al Hareer – City Of Silk: Developing The Northern Region Of Kuwait With An Investment Of US$132 Billion

Muhammad Juned - Senior Design Engineer, Ministry of Public Works (MPW)
The city will span 250 km² and will include 30 communities grouped into four main districts linked by 240 km road network.

What Are The Implications Of This Mega Project For The Transportation Development Sector?
  • Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah causeway connecting Kuwait City with the future Madinat al-Hareer: The revival of the ancient Silk Road trade route
  • Multi-million dollar opportunities for contractors and sub-contractors
  • Developing advance and technological road network systems

Muhammad Juned

Senior Design Engineer
Ministry of Public Works (MPW)

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm South Al Mutla Development – Roads And Infrastructure: A Multi Million Project Opening Up Contracting Opportunities For US$150 Million

Connecting South Al Mutlaa City with an effective roads network.

How Can This Transportation Network Be Implemented?
  • Construction of 150 km of roads and related structures
  • The necessity for water distribution, rain-water gathering and sewage systems
  • Traffic control systems to ensure smoother commuter journeys

3:00 pm - 3:00 pm Chairman’s Closing Remarks And End Of Conference Day One