RTA honours entities contributing to achievement of Dubai Tram

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Source:  www.rta.ae  www.thedubaitram.com

H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has recently decorated a host of strategic partners in various Dubai Government entities, media channels, contractors and consultants in recognition of their efforts, cooperation and effective participation in bringing success of RTA endeavours during various phase of constructing the Dubai Tram project in addition to RTA employees who participated in making this achievement a reality.

The decoration ceremony, which was held Al Wasl Auditorium, was attended by H.E. Major General Khamis Mattar Al Muzainah, Deputy Commander General of the General HQ of the Dubai Police; H.E Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA); and a number of top executives and representatives of government departments, agencies and businesses.

During the ceremony, Al Tayer received a certificate of Guinness Book of World Record for the biggest screen using the Optical Illusion technology showcasing the features and ingredients of the Dubai Tram during the opening ceremony last November in a 393 square meters display area. The certificate was handed over by Samer Khallouf, Project Manager at the Guinness Book.

Al Tayer then decorated the Heads and representatives of public departments, media and businesses and commended their efforts and cooperation with the RTA throughout the phases of the Dubai Tram project; which is considered the first tram project outside Europe powered by ground cables stretching along the entire tramway, obviating the need for cantennary cables. He also praised RTA’s efforts and dedication in the completion of the project construction in a professional manner contributing to the delivery of the project in a style befitting the profile of Dubai.

“The Dubai Tram is one of the mega and sophisticated projects the construction of which required a consortium of several international companies from several countries. It also required close coordination with a host of government entities and departments highlighted by the General HQ of the Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, DEWA, Civil Defence, Traffic Prosecution, and the Dubai Health Authority among others in addition to internal coordination within the RTA between various sectors and agencies.

“The success made by the RTA in completing the Dubai Tram project is a culmination of cooperation of various strategic partners, contractors and consultants who worked in a team spirit to realize the ambitions of the Dubai Government,” added Al Tayer.

“The accomplishing and officially opening the project is a landmark, however key challenges still lie ahead awaiting the work team overseeing the Dubai Tram management highlighted by charting a program for training and qualifying national personnel specialized in the operation and maintenance of the Tram, ensuring the safe operation of the Tram in a way that secures the safety of passengers and properties, uplifting the operational & maintenance level of the Dubai Tram in a way ensuring the efficient operation and lengthening the lifecycle of the project, complying with the timetable of the operation, intensifying the awareness programs for educating tram and road users to avoid accidents, and develop programs & initiatives to attract more riders for the use of the tram to prop up RTA’s efforts in encouraging the residents to use mass transit means in their daily travels. More info and photos