HE Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), received His Excellency Robert Goodwill, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Transport – UK, in the presence of HE Edward Hobart, British Consul General in Dubai, along with the accompanying delegation which included representatives of major British companies operating in the transport and roads sector.
The meeting reviewed the prospects of cooperation and sharing expertise between the RTA and British institutions & firms operating in the transport, rail and roads sectors, besides exploring road & mass transit projects which the RTA is pondering in the foreseeable future.
During the meeting, Al Tayer touched on the investment opportunities open for the private sector in road & transportation system projects which the RTA plans to undertake until 2020. Plans envisage the construction of hundreds of kilometers of key roads & bridges, crossings on Dubai Creek, in addition to a number of ring roads around the existing and new development and activity centers. Key projects to be released this year include Dubai Water Canal Project, and Al Ittihad Bridge Project, which will be tendered at the end of this year, as well as the future projects which include the construction of additional crossings on the Dubai Creek.
Al Tayer hailed the cooperation between the RTA and its counterpart in the United Kingdom, and also praised the partnership and cooperation relations between the RTA and the British institutions & firms operating in roads and transport, especially as about 50 British companies are registered by RTA, 20 of them are qualified to undertake a variety of RTA projects in rail, intelligent systems and asset management sectors.
His Excellency, Robert Goodwill said, “Britain is keen on strengthening ties with the United Arab Emirates and promoting trade to higher levels. This meeting is a good opportunity to share expertise between the British companies & institutions and the RTA in construction and management of infrastructure in roads & mass transit sector.” More info