Nod for transport authority’s strategy

ABU DHABI — The National Transport Authority (NTA) approved last week its strategy for 2011-2013 at a meeting presided over by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works and Chairman of NTA.

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Published: Thu 30 Dec 2010, 10:23 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:59 PM

Dr Nasser Saif Al Mansouri, NTA Director-General, said that the plan has been derived from the directions of the Federal Government, which is being implemented through the “Vision of the United Arab Emirates 2021”, launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in the beginning of this year.

NTA’s plan developed four strategic goals with the first being “to raise the efficiency of land transportation and ensure its sustainability through developing federal legislations based on the international practices for safe and integrated infrastructure, which strengthens the role of the country’s transportation sector regionally and internationally. The second goal is the establishment of legislative and regulatory systems of railway transportation as per the international best practices. The Third goal is to raise the efficiency of maritime transportation and ensure its sustainability, while the last goal aims to establish a culture of excellence and upgrading NTA services through applying effective mechanisms for human resources, finance and IT based on best practices.

Al Mansouri noted that the strategy aimed to achieve the new vision of the authority, which is “Safe and integrated transportation for sustainable growth” where NTA has added the word “safe”, to focus on safety of the society in line with the UAE Vision 2021.

NTA’s new mission statement is “to contribute to the development of safe, integrated and distinguished Land and Maritime transportation system that enhances the country’s logistical position and compete economically and cognitively to achieve the highest level of quality and international standards in transportation services through providing sustainable infrastructure and the adopting the necessary legislations. —

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