H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has received in his office H.E. Guy Warrington, Consul General – the British Embassy in Dubai, in a visit that comes in the context of RTA objectives to build on the ongoing cooperative relations with relevant bodies at the local, regional and international levels.
During the meeting Al Tayer praised the existing cooperation between the UAE and the UK, and referred to the rising numbers of British investors and tourists attracted to the UAE, and also noted the rising influx of Emiratis heading to the UK as tourists or investors.
The meeting also explored means of boosting cooperation and exchanging expertise between the RTA and its counterpart British companies engaged in rail, roads and transportation industries, and the parties also reviewed the forthcoming road & infrastructure projects in Dubai.
RTA Chairman and Executive Director briefed the British Consul on the key projects currently undertaken by the RTA and said: “The UAE in general and Dubai in particular is witnessing massive developments triggering an influx of peoples and businesses; which require upgrading the infrastructure of roads & various transportation modes such as the metro, water transport, buses, and taxis to accommodate the growth in population, projects and urbanization”.
For his part the British Consul in Dubai hailed the sweeping development the Dubai Emirate is seeing in a record time, turning it into a focal point for investors, businessmen and tourists, thanks to the wise leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He also commended Dubai Metro Project, which added a beautiful dimension to the array of distinguished projects in Dubai Emirate, besides easing the mobility of residents and curbing traffic congestion.