Sohar is a prominent, pleasant and calm city in the Sultanate of Oman, it has emerged as Oman’s industrial hub due to the massive developments in the Sohar industrial port and the nearby areas.
Sohar University is the first private university in Oman, and provides high-quality education to residents of Oman and international students in the faculties of Business, Computing and Information technology, Engineering , Arts and Law and Faculty of English Studies.
The 2nd UITP AND Y4PT YOUTH SEMINAR for the MENA Region has seen the light to help the Youth in shaping their attitude, perception and behaviour about Public Transport.
Congestion on the roads and accidents are the main threats plaguing the Omani Society and demand a real concrete intervention. Provision of good Public Transport is one of the solutions that Governments, Associations, Citizen action groups, and Academic researcher around the globe are recommending to contain such threats!
As more and more PT projects are emerging in the MENA region it is very critical for the Youth to be involved not only as user but also as work forces that power these projects.
So, we are definitely more than happy to have more Omani young people on board with us, after a first wonderful edition that saw many representatives of Y4PT Oman coming to Dubai for our Biannual Meeting in 2011!
The second Youth Parliament in Sohar, believes and promotes the development of a real Public Transport in Oman to build up a great sustainable future. A greater mobility in the region and the awareness on Public Transport will sure rise through the promotion of a better education, one of the steps the Y4PT Sohar is willing to promote!
Y4PT Sohar representatives of both edition, (2011 and 2013) will be in Geneva with us, participating at the First International Y4PT Youth Days on Public Transport , to share their ideas and events and keep everyone updated on their future activities in the Oman Sultanate.
They will present videos and campaigns with their wonderful smiles and positive thinking, showing how , from scratch, is possible to believe in changes and perceptions!