South Korea has vowed to help Qatar’s efforts to build a greener economy and a more sustainable future.
The challenge of reshaping industries and policies to decarbonize their economies in light of climate change is one that both Korea and Qatar must overcome, according to South Korea’s Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, HE Won Hee-ryong, who spoke at a press conference in Doha on Thursday. In order to reduce its dependency on oil and gas, the Korean government is currently attempting to restructure and reinvent its transportation industry. In order to achieve this policy objective, it encourages the development of green, alternative-energy cars. Urban air mobility (UAM) operations and fully autonomous car commercial debuts are also planned for 2025 and 2027, respectively. This advancement is not new to Qatar. Those who remember Mowasalat’s introduction of electric buses last year may recall that they were also in service during the World Cup. Additionally, the Lusail Bus Depot, the largest electric bus depot in the world with a capacity of 478 vehicles, opened its doors in October 2022.