His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has recently received in his office H.E. Umej Bhatia, Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore in Dubai, in the context of boosting links & continued cooperation with various local, regional and international entities.
During the meeting, the two parties explored means & ways of bolstering their mutual cooperation, exchanging of expertise between the RTA in its counterpart in Singapore as well as Singaporean firms operating in rail, roads & transportation sectors, and reviewing the forthcoming road & infrastructure projects in Dubai.
During the meeting, Al Tayer hailed the Singaporean expertise in upgrading the transport infrastructure, undertaking quality projects featuring state-of-the-art transit systems, and opting for public transport as an ideal choice for the mobility of peoples. “The RTA has good working relationships with the Singaporean entities and it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Land Transport Authority in the Republic of Singapore. The MoU calls for the two parties to boost their strategic partnerships, share expertise as regards the international trends of transport activities, and enhance their cooperative and friendly relations. RTA work teams have made several visits to Singapore to familiarize with its experiments in constructing & operating rail and tram systems,” noted Al Tayer.
RTA Chairman of the Board and Executive Director briefed the Singaporean Consul-General on the key projects constructed by the RTA including upgrading roads network, constructing crossings over the Dubai Creek, and overhauling mass transit systems including the construction of the Dubai Metro, beefing up the public bus fleet, and revamping the marine transit means. Al Tayer also briefed the Singaporean Consul on RTA projects mapped out for construction in future including Al Safouh Tramway Project, and completing the construction of certain parts of roads network.
For his part the Singaporean Consul-General in Dubai commended the sweeping development drive witnessed by the Dubai Emirate in a record time, rendering it a focal point of investors, business leaders and tourists, thanks to the wise leadership & shrewd vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He also praised the Dubai Metro Project which had become an iconic landmark of Dubai city, and contributed to a breakthrough in mass transit systems in the region, not to mention alleviating the traffic congestion.