KSA to host global road conference
Global road conference
The International Road Federation Conference (IRFC) gets underway in the Saudi capital from Dec. 15
to 17 under the auspices of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.
Transport Minister Abdullah Al-Muqbil thanked King Salman for his approval to hold the conference,
which is an “extension of the generous support to the Ministry of Transport.”
“It’s also a part of the unlimited support to various local institutions operating in the different transport
industry sectors which are implementing various road projects in the Kingdom,” he said.
Al-Muqbil also thanked Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin
Salman for their support.
Al-Muqbil also said that the conference to be held at the Riyadh InterContinental Hotel will be attended by
experts from the road industry in the Kingdom and other countries.
He added that on the sidelines of the three-day conference, a specialized exhibition will be held featuring
photographs and models on road projects and related industries.
He added that the event will be a good opportunity to be updated on the “latest developments as far as
road construction and building techniques are concerned.”
He said that the significance of the conference is “reflected by the fact that massive construction of
various projects and infrastructure is currently taking place in the Saudi capital and other parts of the
These projects include the $22.5 billion Riyadh Metro, which is being constructed under the supervision of
the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh (HCDR), and the King Abdullah Financial District
These projects are currently being implemented in the Saudi capital with a total cost amounting to SR509