DoT implements Abu Dhabi Master Plan

ABU DHABI—The Department of Transport (DoT) has announced the implementation of its Master Plan to develop the transportation and roads sectors in Abu Dhabi .

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Published: Mon 18 Apr 2011, 2:43 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:19 AM

It has also finalised agreements with some major international construction companies specialized in developing the multimodal cargo transportation sector for projects Abu Dhabi.

The Master Plan is in line with Abu Dhabi’s economic development plans, which are aimed at raising the standard of life and environmental sustainability to be achieved as part of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. An integral part of DoT’s strategy is to enhance mobility and to deliver a safe, secure and environmentally responsible transport infrastructure in the emirate for material goods though smooth and convenient transportation solutions across the maritime, aviation, public transportation and highway sectors.

For its part, the DoT will adopt a set of policies and master plans to develop transport and roads infrastructure in Abu Dhabi, keeping pace with the current economic development and the ambitious Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. The DoT is also working on implementing long and short-terms plans to improve Abu Dhabi’s transport infrastructure following the best international standards.

Commenting on the Master Plan, Mohamed Nasser Al Otaiba, the Freight Director in the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi said: “The Master Plan is another strategic step towards ensuring Abu Dhabi’s integrated urban development plan, in line with Plan Abu Dhabi 2030. The plan has been put in place in accordance with the objectives underlined by the leadership to make Abu Dhabi a leading international destination. DoT has ensured that this plan is properly financed to achieve the goal of connecting all seven emirates of the UAE.”

DoT has recently conducted the first in a series of three Freight Transport Master Plan workshops, which has received a great deal of interest from the public as well as private sectors. The recent workshop revolved around three main themes; the value of freight and how it contributes to the national economy, the regulatory and transport aspect of freight transport, and technology.

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