The Assets Management Dep’t, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has recently reviewed with a visiting delegation from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development the best practices adopted in RTA Assets Management System; which is aligned with the highest global standards.
Commenting on the visit, Udai Al-Deesi, Director of RTA Asset Management, stressed the importance of communicating with all community organizations in a way that boosts the links, cooperation and exchange of expertise of delivering classy services that help improve the business conduct; a drive that fits well with the RTA strategic plans aimed at establishing effective cooperation and excellent business processes.
“During the meeting with the delegation of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development, we gave a full explanation of the work process in the Dep’t, highlighting our expeditious efforts to upgrade the delivery of our jobs in order to achieve “assets sustainability”. We stressed the importance of such processes noting that RTA spent massive funds in owning assets related to roads, tunnels, metro, bridges, buses, taxis, and marine transit modes among others.
The meeting also reviewed how to develop plans necessary for maintaining such assets in the future. The presentation also included a thorough explanation of the Organizational Chart of the Dep’t and affiliated Sections as well as the key tasks assigned to each of them. More emphasis was given to the strategic elements pursued by the Dep’t along with a profile of its futuristic objectives.”
For his part Dr. Ali Ulayaan, Manager of Assets Performance Development, Assets Management Dep’t, reviewed the fundamental structures upon which the Assets Management System is based and the applicable control measures in place. It also focused on the role of committees and concerned teams in implementing and monitoring RTA Assets Management System.
Ms. Hind Al Tajir, Manager of Assets Policies and Strategies, gave a brief account of the International Asset Management System (PASS 55); which has recently been awarded to RTA Public Transport Agency; rendering it one of the first Middle Eastern entities to embrace such innovative asset management system. She also shed light on the Department’s future plan set for other RTA Agencies to obtain this international accreditation.
Ms. Abeer Al Amaadi, Manager of Assets Performance Control also highlighted the role of audit reports and performance indicators in measuring the performance of assets management in organizations & sectors and the need of framing up policies to strike a balance between the current and projected performance levels.