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PM visits RTA Dubai, praises progress

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PM visits RTA Dubai, praises progress
PM visits RTA Dubai, praises progress

(Dubai) – Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has commended the infrastructure projects being implemented by RTA Dubai as part of its 2030 strategy, in line with the Dubai Strategic Comprehensive Plan 2021, to achieve sustainable development.
While visiting the RTA’s head-office in Umm Al Ramol district, Dubai, he hailed the RTA work team’s efforts, including those of engineers, technicians and managers, led by Eng. Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA, who plans and implements these developmental projects with efficiency and transparency in a manner that reflects clarity of vision and the team’s spirit to reach the target of building a city, in cooperation with competent public authorities and non-government authorities, to ensure welfare and happiness.
“Each achievement scored in Dubai is an achievement for our beloved country and its successive generations,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
In the presence of Al Tayer, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai and a number of directors, the RTA work team demonstrated before Sheikh Mohammed the traffic and transport plan until 2030, which included a set of projects, of which some are being implemented.
He blessed the projects and urged for high quality and timely delivery, especially the projects related with Expo 2020 Dubai, in Jebel Ali.
Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on designs and components of a number of vital projects, including Shindagha Crossing, which was designed to become a special landmark in Dubai.
He was also briefed on the details of the five-year plan of the RTA for 2017-2021 to pave internal roads in 16 residential districts in Dubai city to meet the needs of residents of those districts amid rising instance of urban development and increasing population.
The plan also includes planting and beautifying the roads to protect the environment in line with the strategy to achieve the green economy in the city. Trees will be planted in a number of areas, covering more than 600 hectares, in the first quarter of next year.
The work team also presented before Sheikh Mohammed, plans about entrances and exits of the Jewel Creek project, which includes the construction of a pedestrian bridge on Baniyas Road and the intersection between Jebel Ali Lehbab and Qudra streets as well as a flyover bridge for bicycles.
Sheikh Mohammed was also briefed on project designs of shipping docks on the Dubai Water Canal and Commercial Bay, inspired by local marine life. He chose one of the designs that matches local architecture in the region and envisages provision of tinted shades to serve tourists, visitors and users of public transportation.
(Courtesy WAM)

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