RTA signs Dubai Tram operation contract with Serco

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Source:  www.zawya.com

The contract extends 75 months, worth AED 105 million 
Dubai- Roads & Transport Authority – Nashwan Atta’ee: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)signed yesterday a contract for the operation system of the Dubai Tram with the British Serco Company for a period of 75 months starting August 2013, including 15 months preparations for operation; covering the recruitment & training of employees in addition to 5 years of operation, and the total worth of the contract is AED105 million.

The project contractor (Alstom-Besix consortium) will take on the maintenance of the project for 13 years and can be extended for additional 5 years.

The Agreement was signed for the RTA by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA and for Serco by H.E. David Campbell, CEO of Serco for Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia in the presence of Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim CEO of Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector, Abdullah Al Madani CEO of Corporate Technical Support Services Sector and Abdullah Yousef Al Ali Acting CEO of Rail Agency as well as Zafar Raja CEO of Serco Middle East.

Al Tayer reaffirmed RTA ‘s unremitting commitment to effectively contribute to boosting the profile of Dubai as a modern metropolis that has all the ingredients of advancement and modernity, which includes deploying state-of-the-art mass transit means to make this vibrant city one of the fastest growing global cities at all fields and by all measurements. More info

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