RTA explores cooperation with British transport authority

Dubai - Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, holds video meeting with Chris Heaton-Harris, UK Minister of State for Transport



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Published: Thu 31 Dec 2020, 10:32 AM

Last updated: Thu 31 Dec 2020, 10:45 AM

The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and and its counterpart in the UK have discussed ways to boost cooperation and share expertise to the safety of mobility during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, held a remote video meeting with Chris Heaton-Harris, Minister of State for Transport, UK, to discus cooperation between RTA and British companies as well as the latest developments of coronavirus and its implications on the public transport industry.

They also reviewed the future measures to restore the business and enhance the sustainability of public transport, and explored future projects that the RTA is considering to undertake, especially those offering potential solutions to current mobility issues.

During the meeting, Al Tayer reviewed the investment prospects in RTA’s projects in partnership with the private sector. He noted that RTA had mapped out a comprehensive investment strategy that included specialist investment programmes such as the Alternative Financing Programme designed to enhance the role of the private sector in funding transport infrastructure projects.

He also reflected on RTA’s policy for partnership with the private sector that covered studying and constructing such projects, with a scope of work rendering it a reference in preparing and implementing public-private partnership projects.

Heaton-Harris commended the excellent relationships between the two parties and the involvement of British companies in delivering projects for the RTA. He expressed hope for boosting such cooperation and exchanging expertise in the interest of the two parties.

The meeting was attended by Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency; Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency; and Moaza Al Marri, Executive Director, Office of RTA Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors; and other directors of RTA.

Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA
Chris Heaton-Harris, Minister of State for Transport, UK
Chris Heaton-Harris, Minister of State for Transport, UK

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