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The first MoU was signed on behalf of the RTA by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA; and on behalf of the Public Prosecution it was signed by HE Advisor Esam Eisa Al Humaidan, Attorney General of Dubai emirate.
Motorists in the Marina development will have to wait until the second half of next year for an end to the roadworks. The road and tram line between Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) and the Marina has been under construction for three years, forcing residents to drive on a temporary road outside the 40-storey-plus towers.
The Roads '&' Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a 13-year maintenance contract for Al Safouh Tramway to a consortium comprised of the French Alstom Co. and the Emirati-Belgian Cofely-Besix Co., including an option for a five-year extension. The total value of the contract amounts to AED 851 million.
Dubai’s transport agency has no plans to push back the completion date for the city’s Al Sufouh tram, despite a construction slowdown on the project caused by funding woes, an official said. The 14km tram has seen building work slow after the emirate’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA’s) struggled to meet the project’s payment schedule.