The Roads & Transport Authority is taking part in the Middle East Rail Opportunities Conference 2010 to be held at Al Manama in Bahrain scheduled on April 19th to 21st 2010 featuring participation of decision makers at the ministries and transport authorities of the region as well as companies specialized in manufacturing, constructing and operating rail projects in addition to the International Association of Public Transport.
RTA Chairman of the Board and Executive Director HE Mattar Al Tayer heads RTA delegation to the conference which includes the CEO of Marine Agency & Chairman of UITP Congress 2011 Hosting Follow up Team Mr Mohammed Obaid Al Mulla, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation and 1st VP of the Team Mr Abdul Aziz Malik and several RTA directors.
Being a keynote speaker in the Conference, Mr Al Tayer will deliver a speech in the opening session in which he will review RTA experience in completing Dubai Metro project; the longest driverless metro project undertaken as a single project worldwide and the first of its kind across the region.
Mr Al Tayer said that “RTA participation in this Conference aims at reviewing the latest developments & trends of public transport industry and how to capitalize on the latest technologies to upgrade this vital sector which underscores the progress made in various other sectors under the challenges currently seen by the world such as the climatic changes triggered by global warming & traffic congestions and the mounting concern on issues occupying the global attention such as the environmental pollution, air quality and energy sources among others. This prompts all countries to make joint efforts to figure out sustainable transport modes and maintain a healthy & clean environment. RTA will review with other participants vital projects currently underway relating to the infrastructure necessary for operating public transport networks and strategic initiatives relating to multi modal integration of public transport systems such as buses, metro, marine transit modes and taxis.”
The Middle East Rail Opportunities 2010 conference is aimed to find out the latest updates on mega rail projects lined up in the region with estimated cost exceeding USD 100 billion and explore business opportunities in the future projects of the region such as the GCC Rail Network, UAE National Railway Network and the Metro & Light Rail projects at Abu Dhabi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The Conference offers participants a platform to interact and network with more than 100 mass transit experts, understand the key role of railways in boosting economic growth in the region, detail successful financing and structuring models for rail projects and gear up with the latest technology innovations.