RTA seals marine transit deal with Emaar
Dubai, February 18, 2014
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a MoU with top developer Emaar Properties for smooth operation of marine transit modes in the Dubai Marina during the initial stage.
The marine transit means constitute a key ingredient of mass transit means network in Dubai Emirate; billed as a reputable cosmopolitan destination for tourists and visitors hailing from all over the globe, and these modes are being used by residents of the emirate in particular and populace of the UAE in general.
The RTA is keen on materializing the authority's strategic goals which are pivotal for the improvement of its business & services rendered to all spectrums of the community in keeping with the ongoing developments in the UAE at all sectors and levels, said Dr Yousef Al Ali, the CEO of RTA Public Transport Agency, after signing the deal with Ahmed Al Matroushi, the managing director of Emaar Properties.
"The MoU also provides for bolstering the third 'Strategic Goal of Customers First' through heeding to their requests and attending to raising their satisfaction with the mass transit services in the emirate, the 4th Strategic Goal; which calls for encouraging the use of public transport through encouraging more passengers to use it, and the 6th Strategic Goal which calls for realizing financial sustainability through augmenting revenues," he noted.
Dr Ali said among the effective strategies adopted by the RTA to realize this key objective is to forge joint agreements with entities representing various activities in the business sector such as the Emaar.
“We are excited to work side by side with Emaar and contribute to the tourist activities in general and the tourist marine transport in particular, especially as the Public Transport Agency provides advance tourist transit services such as the Dubai Ferry, Water Bus and the Water Taxi,” said Al Ali.
Al Matrooshi dubbed the deal as one of the important initiatives of Emaar towards opening new co-operation channels with a prime entity in the UAE which plays a prime role in public transport & related services provided to the public.
At the same time he expressed readiness of the company to cooperate with the Public Transport Agency in boosting tourist marine transport.
“This MoU is a vital step in cementing joint co-operation between the two parties in the interest of the tourist and service sectors in the Dubai as it lays groundwork for launching joint initiatives targeting not only visitors and tourists but also the UAE population visiting tourist areas,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service