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RTA, Dubai Police join hands to improve transport safety in Dubai

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Police have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which calls on protecting the safety of transport sector along with users and facilities in the emirate of Dubai.

Nasir Hamad Bu Shehab, CEO of Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector, signed the MoU for RTA, and Colonel Obaid Saeed Al Hathbor, Director of Transportation Security, signed for the Dubai Police. Meanwhile, HE Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai, and HE Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, witnessed the signing.

The signing of the MoU underscores the keenness of the two parties to coordinate their efforts in protecting and securing the safety of users and facilities of transport systems in the emirate of Dubai. They expressed keenness to discharge their roles according to their respective tasks and responsibilities defined in the applicable legislation and regulations.

The MoU is part of coordinated efforts aimed to secure the protection and safety of the transport sector along with users and facilities. It also provides for sharing information about the risks to which the transportation users and facilities are liable and calls for exchanging common concerns in a bid to streamline procedures and improve the overall performance. It calls for enhanced coordination in carrying out emergency drills, stepping up communication channels for the joint public interest, and accelerating the flow of information between Dubai Police Operations Room and the corporate monitoring and security operations of the RTA.

According to the MoU, the Transportation Security Department shall provide maximum security and safety to users and facilities of the transportation sector, and adopt the best practices and latest technologies for the security of transport. It calls for identifying and analysing transportation risks, providing security support during the occurrence of such hazards, protecting the safety of transport, and charting out plans for addressing the requirements of coping with accidents, disasters, and potential threats. RTA shall provide the Dubai Police with all requisites that may assist the Dubai Police in carrying out its tasks, and plans relating to transportation systems and facilities along with affiliated institutions to be established in future to chart out proper security and protection plans.

HE Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA thanked the General HQ of Dubai Police headed by HE Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai, and HE Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police. Al Tayer thanked them for the huge support and cooperation in ensuring the security and safety of mass transit means. He noted that such coordination would reflect positively on citizens and residents of Dubai. He commended the continued improvement in the strategic partnership between the two parties.

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