Korean Delegation visits UAE’s RTA to discuss future of transport and control systems

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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RTA-Korean Delegation Interaction
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In an extension of the bilateral relations between the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Korea, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)’s Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Mr. Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer received a Korean delegation led by Hon. CHO, Eung Cheon, Vice-Chairman of Land Infrastructure and Transport Committee, Hon. Lee Hun Seung, Vice-Chairman of Land Infrastructure and Transport Committee. 

HE Moon, Byung-Jun, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Dubai also accompanied the delegation during their visit with RTA officials.

RTA-Korean Delegation Interaction
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The delegation which discussed means of boosting cooperation and exchanging expertise between RTA and its Korean counterpart in the fields of autonomous transport and control systems also reviewed the regional transport authority’s plans for the future development of these fields.

While welcoming the delegates, Mr. Al Tayer commended the cooperative relationships between RTA and several Korean entities operating in the fields of transport and transport systems.

The RTA Director-General briefed the visitors about the Dubai Strategy for Self-Driving Transport that aims to convert 25 percent of total mobility journeys in Dubai into smart and autonomous journeys by 2030.

Mr. Al Tayer remarked that the transport authority is currently finalizing trial runs for the operation of the autonomous air taxi and autonomous taxis as well as the development of suspended mobility systems.

The Korean delegation viewed RTA’s plan for sustainable transport encompassing an array of projects and initiatives to enhance eco-friendly transport. The group was also provided with a briefing about Dubai’s Intelligent Transport Systems centre, which uses smart technology to manage traffic movement to meet the requirements of Dubai’s sustained growth such as the hosting of mega international events like Expo 2020.

Mr. CHO, Eung Cheon praised the excellent partnership between RTA and its Korean counterpart and expressed hope to see more cooperation and exchange of expertise in the interest of both parties.

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