RTA plans links to off-shore projects


    Talks have been held to boost links between the Marine Transport Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and developers of projects on The Palm Jumeirah and The World islands.

    Dr Khalid Al Zahid, the agency’s CEO, said it was important for the two sides to meet regularly to enable RTA to provide enhanced services to Nakheel’s giant off-shore developments.

    “The meeting reviewed the design of The World and a priority list was set for the project to match the approved schedules of works undertaken by Nakheel,” he said.

    “It was revealed that progress made by the agency was proceeding in parallel with the operational requirements of The World. A new strategy has been developed for improved co-operation with developers and landlords on The World and The Palm to provide the required infrastructure.”

    Al Zahid said the agency gave a presentation about the huge investments made by RTA to provide marine mass transit services. “The briefing singled out Ferry Dubai, which will serve The World and other projects by Nakheel. Co-ordination channels have been opened between the agency and The World to ensure continuous communication, which will lead to flexible workflow and timely delivery,” he said.

    Masoud Al Zarooni, CEO of Infrastructure at Nakheel Maritime Projects, said: “Marine transport is indispensable for the movement of tourists and commuters across the islands. Co-operation with RTA will culminate in the working out of strategies and solutions for marine mass transport.”