Al Tayer explores cooperation with Australian Minister of Roads and Ports



H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has recently received H.E. Duncan Gay, Member of the Legislative Council and Minister of Roads and Ports in the State of New South Wales, Australia, together with H.E. Peter Duncan, Chief Executive of Roads and Maritime Services.

The meeting, which was attended by a host of RTA top executives as well as the delegation members accompanying the Australian Minister, discussed means of boosting cooperation and exchanging expertise between the RTA & its Australian counterpart. It also explored the roads & infrastructure projects in Dubai as well as the various transit systems the RTA is considering to carry out in the near future.

Al Tayer briefed the Australian delegation on the projects the RTA is set to undertake in the near future including the expansion of the Dubai Metro Green Line, construction of crossings on the Dubai Creek, and forging partnership with the private sector, where the RTA is pondering to invite the private sector and investors to undertake the construction of some of RTA future projects.

This includes the construction of main roads extending hundreds of kilometers, crossings on the Dubai Creek, ring roads around the existing and new activity & development centers, and rail projects including the metro and the tram. He spoke about the promising opportunities for the private sector to undertake some roads in the roads & transport sector as well as the communication systems.

H.E. Duncan Gay commended the sweeping development witnessed by the Dubai Emirate rendering it an attractive hub for investors, business leaders and tourists, thanks to the wise & visionary leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The Minister stated that he would be looking forward for boosting the cooperative & partnership relationships between the two parties, sharing expertise and capitalizing on the experiences & practices of both parties in the field of public transport and rail systems. He concluded by expressing aspiration for the Australian private sector to take part in the projects and programs the RTA is intending to construct in future. More info