The population in GCC is rising and so is the pressure on its transport system. Tackling the requirements of the transport sector head on is Abdullatif Al-Othman, Governor of Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). While addressing the Japanese-Saudi Business Council, he announced the allotment of SR525 billion in the transport sector. The funds will be used to build railway network, ports and airports. Apart from stressing on the massive projects undertaken by the Kingdom worth billions of riyals towards improving transport infrastructure, Al-Othman emphasised the importance of the growing bond between Saudi Arabia and Japan. Realising the significance of bilateral relations with Japan, Al-Othman is working towards creating the right environment where Japanese investments can take root and flourish. He had also announced the launch of Unified Investment Plan (UIP) by SAGIA. As the Governor of SAGIA, Al-Othman has participated in numerous local, regional and international conferences and events.