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Metro Project in Kuwait by Mohammed Al-Turkait in "Digital (Re)Visions" by Szabady et al. (Kairos 19.1 PraxisWiki)
Transcript of Metro Project in Kuwait by Mohammed Al-Turkait in "Digital (Re)Visions" by Szabady et al. (Kairos 19.1 PraxisWiki)
Side 1: Being a Failure
•The project is funded through a Public-Private Partnership, PPP.
This means that both the public and private sectors will benefit from the project. (BOT project).
The metro project will be controlled under the private sector for 40 years and then transferred to the government.
The Metro will be 160 km long and consist of 5 major lines.
Will run through mostly industrial areas and some residential areas.
The entire project will cost $7 billion.
A possible success or failure ???
By: Mohammed Al-Turkait
Side 2: Being a Success
•Weather – hot climate would discourage people from giving up their air conditioned vehicles.
•Petrol – very cheap, accessible everywhere and refined.
•Parking lots – most parking lots are practically free and available to everyone.
•Accustomed – people have been accustomed to driving for so long that it might be difficult for them to try a new method of transportation. People can be afraid from change.
•Political Unrest – parliament has been resolved a few years back and recently by a couple of months and could potentially affect the metro as the government is involved in the project.
•Delays – the metro has been postponed for18 months due to a transportation study for the infrastructure in Kuwait. Could hint that the government is not in support of the metro project.
•Kuwait’s size – Kuwait is a small country and everything is within driving distance. People might think that a metro is unnecessary.
o Decrease traffic congestion as this is the purpose of the entire project.
o Ease the lives of the drivers on the road and passengers on the metro. As the highways and roads would open up to the drivers and the passengers will try out a new method of transportation.
o No definite solution for traffic congestion has been found yet. As it could be a huge potential to solve traffic jams.
o The government has a huge surplus budget and can afford a project of this magnitude.
o With the funding from a private company, it will ease off some of the trouble and concerns from the government.
o The targeted people for the metro project will be the foreigners.
Since 60% of the population are foreigners they contribute to most of the traffic congestion. By targeting them most of the traffic congestion would decrease substantially.
I believe the metro project will be successful based on the following reasons:
Motive of the metro
The barriers will be insignificant because they will be overlooked when there is a reliable and sophisticated transportation available to the public.
No definite solution to resolve traffic congestion.
Personal Note: Driving to school an hour early to avoid traffic.
BOT: Build, Operate, and Transfer
Public & Private Working Together
Motive of the Project