A royal decree was issued in 2002 requesting the Ministry of Transport to develop a National Transportation Strategy (NTS) in coordination with other agencies related to the transport sector.
In the run-up to the issuance of the royal decree, MOT had made efforts to formulate a Strategic Vision and six Strategic Goals for NTS. In 2011 The NTS was approved and endorsed. The Ministry established a department for the follow-up and implementation of the NTS. Number of bi-annual NTS status Report has been finalized and published.
On the capacity development area more than 5 training session and workshops on Intelligent Transport System (ITS) operations and maintenance were held. Also, the final report on ITS design for Dammam Highway Traffics Management System has been submitted and approved; and a report on gap analysis and need assessment for safe road design has also been delivered to the Ministry.