RTA urges proper investment into infra maintenance

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By CW Staff  www.constructionweekonline.com

Failure to invest in proper asset management for infrastructure will only result in further expense, says the RTA.

Dubai Metro
Dubai Metro

After obtaining accreditation to PAS 55 for their asset management system, the RTA is urging organisations to look after their infrastructure through strategic asset management.

“The frameworks of strategic asset management teach us to manage the whole life cycle of our infrastructure in order to save the government billions in the long-run. This means that we have to start from the planning stage through design, acquiring, operating, maintaining all the way to retiring or replacing the asset,”

said Adi Omar Al Deesi, director of asset management at the RTA, who will be one of the main speakers at the Government Asset Management Congress 2012, held in Dubai. More info