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UAE: MoF, Emirates Transport sign agreement for electric-powered vehicles

The UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) has signed an agreement with Emirates Transport for supply of  electric-powered vehicles.

The move comes as part of MoF’s commitment to support sustainable energy resources in line with UAE vision 2021, by using sustainable transport services offered by Emirates Transport- which contribute to clean energy and provide a healthy and safe environment, said Younis Haji Al Khoori, the undersecretary of MoF after signing the deal with Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, the general manager of Emirates Transport.

Al Khoori pointed out that this was part of the UAE leadership’s commitment to diversify energy resources and encourage adopting renewable resources to reduce harmful emissions.

“We are working to enhance the environmental indicator results by embracing eco-friendly, electric-powered vehicles. This stems from our belief in the importance of sustainable development and our commitment to future generations to provide a clean, healthy and safe environment,” he added.

Al Jarman said the signing of the MoU stems from the ministry’s commitment to achieving sustainable development. He also highlighted MoF’s efforts to achieve the Emirati vision and objectives to diversify energy resources and encourage dependency on renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions.

Stressing the importance of adopting clean and sustainable energy for a healthy and safe environment, Al Jarman said: “We considered this step as a reflection of the wise government’s ambitions to achieve integration between institutions through joint efforts between public and private companies.

“The integration will be key for supporting initiatives and projects which achieve sustainable development, protect the future generation and achieve the UAE Vision 2021.”

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