Treatments for economic losses resulting from deteriorating roads
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Baghdad: Hussein Thaghb Al-Tamimi
The Arab delegations participating in the Conference on Successful Solutions to Traffic Congestion Problems in Arab Cities agreed on its second day that the development of countries is measured by the extent of the development of the transportation sector, and that congestion and deterioration of transportation roads lead to major economic losses as a result of the breakdown of wheel parts and the tendency to import spare parts.
The head of the Iraqi Engineers Syndicate, Zulfiqar Hoshi, said on the sidelines of the conference organized in Baghdad: The conference is a unique step at this time, as it brings experts from various Arab countries, which is growing in light of the population increase, pointing out that Iraq is witnessing a massive campaign to address losses. economic relief due to traffic congestion through the first service of the projects, which will be followed by a second package. He added in an interview with “Al-Sabah” that the reality of traffic congestion negatively affects all sectors, as it has heavy effects on the national economy, especially since the imbalance in transportation paths leads to delayed completion of work. He pointed out that the problem of traffic congestion is of interest to the Prime Minister, Mr. Muhammad Shiaa. The Sudanese government is working to address it seriously with the aim of reducing its economic impact on the country, and the treatments are being followed up by the Minister of Construction and Housing, Benkin Rekani. He stressed that the efforts of researchers at the conference are focused on finding radical solutions by adopting solid scientific methods or transferring successful international experiences that contribute to eliminating the problem of traffic congestion in Arab cities.
As for Ahmed Sobhan Farman, head of a committee in the Union of Arab Engineers, he pointed out that most Arab cities suffer today from the problem of traffic congestion, and the fact that most of them are of a historical nature and witnessing significant population growth makes developing solutions more difficult in many aspects. He stated that today there is seriousness on the part of researchers to propose solutions that achieve financial flow in this important detail. In turn, the Secretary General of the Federation of Arab Engineers stated the necessity of working to regulate the reality of transportation in Arab cities, as the world looks at the development of countries through the extent of the development of the transport and communications sector and whatnot. These countries have a network of roads linking their cities or within the city, as well as with neighboring countries. He stressed that the goals of Arab engineers are to devote effort to achieving sustainable economic development and raising the status of the engineering profession, which is achieved by paying attention to the reality of services and developing them, including the road sector. Engineer Haider Al-Rafi’i confirmed that improving the transportation system in the country leads to reducing economic losses, as we are witnessing today a significant increase in the number of wheels. Here, the reality of transportation in the country must be studied and there must be integration between imports and the available road network, which must be qualified as required. Pointing out that when we focus on the bumps that occur in the streets, we find that they cause major losses to the national economy, as they contribute to disabling various parts of the wheels, and this requires spare parts, which results in the need for major imports that cost the national economy huge sums.
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