Umniah Sponsors Transportation Conference discussing Challenges, Reality and Future Requirements November 25, 2018 – Amman, Jordan: Umniah, announced its sponsorship of the Transportation Conference discussing Challenges, Reality and Future Requirements in its bid to emphasize the importance of the transport sector and its role in the economic, social, and manufacturing development of Jordan. The conference, which was organized by the Jasmine Foundation and took place at Fairmont Amman under the patronage of Minister of Transport Walid Masri, also saw the attendance of the Iraqi and Egyptian ministers of transport and examined the needs of the transportation sector and ways to develop it further. Other points of interest discussed at the gathering were institutional building, the development of the transport sector’s infrastructure, advancing the public transport sector, restructuring the bus market, privatization, and further investment in the sector, in addition to smart transport patterns and other aspects. Commenting on the sponsorship of the conference, Umniah CEO Ziad Shatara said, “As a company; Umniah believes in the importance of the transport sector in helping achieve economic development by connecting production areas to consumers, as well as its outstanding contribution to the gross domestic product. For these reasons, a conference of this stature has our utmost support in highlighting the reality of the sector and the problems and challenges it faces.” Shatara went on to add, “One of the most important issues tackled by the conference is Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) supported by advanced communication systems and informatics control,” adding that Umniah had launched the first Internet of Things lab in the Kingdom in tandem with rising global trends that are shaping the communications and information technology industry, including the spread of smart home concepts and applications, smart cities, smart health and transport systems. – End –
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