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DEWA signs MoU with RTA to collaborate on Dubai’s infrastructure developments

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to enhance their existing strategic partnership.

This includes coordinating work by DEWA and the RTA, to improve the operations, maintenance, and development of Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram: improving day-to-day safety of passengers, and minimising disruption of services.

The MoU was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and HE Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA, with staff from both organisations present.

Saeed Al Tayer welcomed Mattar Al Tayer and the RTA delegation, commending the RTA’s role of in developing a modern, integrated, and connected infrastructure that contributes to the sustainable development of Dubai.

Mattar Al Tayer praised DEWA for providing world-class electricity and water services, the efforts of its teams and their quick round-the-clock response to all enquiries and requests related to the RTA’s projects.

As per the MoU, the two organisations will work together on roadworks and maintenance, improvements to Dubai’s infrastructure including DEWA’s network, facilitating the RTA’s development and infrastructure projects. The MoU also includes developing current and future plans to establish shared systems to manage technical resources and material for these projects, and specifying the service lines within the right of way. The two organisations will accelerate work on emergencies, make it easier to obtain NOCs for projects, work more closely on DEWA’s service lines and infrastructure within the Metro and Tram railways’ right of way.

“The MoU with RTA supports our efforts to fulfil the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to establish Dubai as a global hub for trade, finance, tourism, green economy, and sustainability. It is part of our ongoing efforts to support and enhance the sustainable development of Dubai,” said Saeed Al Tayer.

“This agreement strengthens the efforts of our two organisations and establishes appropriate frameworks for cooperation to achieve common strategic objectives and support the ongoing preparations to host World Expo 2020,” added Al Tayer.

Mattar Al Tayer welcomed the MoU signing with DEWA, which is one of the RTA’s strategic partners. He commended DEWA’s cooperation with the RTA while implementing different projects in Dubai, particularly Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, and road projects.

“Cooperation among government organisations and departments in Dubai is a key component of the Government’s strategy and efforts to achieve its vision and future plans. This MoU will enhance cooperation between the two sides in work related to operation, maintenance, and development of Dubai Metro and Tram to ensure safety of operations and users, and avoid any negative impact of service disruption. It also enhances coordination and cooperation in working within the right of way, speed of information exchange between the two sides, especially in emergencies,” added Mattar Al Tayer.