Exhibition to showcase region’s transportation capabilities

DUBAI — The two-day Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference, which is being organised specifically to support the development of the region’s transportation capabilities, will begin on December 10 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 6 Dec 2007, 8:53 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:08 AM

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), a key supporter of the event, has initiated projects with a total investment of US$4 billion, including a highly advanced metro system which comprises civil works, stations, system-fixed equipment, trains, engineering and financing.

“We are fully committed to creating a world class transport infrastructure in Dubai. To achieve this, we are drawing on international best practices,” Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads and Transport Authority, said in a Press release recently.

“The Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference plays an important role not just in Dubai and the UAE but the entire Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, as it gives decision makers from the region the opportunity to meet global experts and see the latest developments, products and services that can help them address pressing transportation needs,” he added.

The UAE government is expected to unveil plans for an 800-kilometre railway line to connect all emirates at an estimated cost of US$2.5 billion. Leading French companies are ready to compete for the contracts.

French Minister of State for Transportation Dominique Bussereau recently held talks with Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Governmental Sector Development and Chairman of the National Transport Authority (NTA), to offer expertise in land and sea transport, traffic safety and training facilities.


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