Dubai RTA, SCTDA join forces to encourage maritime transportation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Trainee Reporter
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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) to promote RTA’s marine transport line for ferry riders between the two emirates.

Mr. Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency at RTA has stated that the signing of the MoU is part of RTA’s efforts to strengthen strategic alliances with several federal and local entities to enhance services.

Mr. Bahrozyan said, “Under the MoU, RTA is committed to providing information and data to SCTDA about its marine transit modes and lines to enable SCTDA to promote marine transit means among citizens and residents and highlight their importance in easing the mobility of people.”

“The two parties will share information about participation in workshops and promoting the culture of sustainable transport. They will hold periodic meetings to assess achievements made and coordinate the announcement of any emergencies relating to marine transport between the two emirates,” he further added.

Khalid Jasim Al Midfa
HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa
Chairman – SCTDA

“We believe this MoU will step up the strategic relationships between the two parties and serve the public interests of Sharjah and Dubai. We will utilize our marketing and promotional vehicles to promote RTA’s marine transport services. In line with the MoU, we will address all entities and partners associated with tourism, management of hotel facilities, and grand shopping centers in Sharjah to familiarize them with the marine transport services and lines of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority. We will also invite RTA to any events, conferences, and meetings we hold to boost the promotional and marketing efforts provided for in the MoU.”

“We are looking forward to wider future cooperation between the two parties towards realizing the shared vision that views marine transport means as a key contributor to easing the mobility of people between the two emirates,” concluded Mr. Al Midfa.

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