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Kudos for sustainable transport

The fifth edition of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport initiated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), honoured the efforts of public and private sector organisations which have contributed to reducing traffic congestion while improving the environment.

The number of submissions received this year increased to 89 for a total of 15 different awards.

Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed and Mattar Al Tayer with the winners of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport on Tuesday. — KT photo by Juidin Bernarrd

The award ceremony was held under the auspices of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.

A special film on Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport highlighted the efforts made by Dubai in preserving environment and natural resources and enforcing the principles of sustainable development.

Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, honoured the winners along with Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA.

Al Tayer highlighted that the award had achieved remarkable success despite its short history.

“The efforts of the Government of Dubai represented in the Roads and Transport Authority, to develop the transport infrastructure, proved both successful and effective, where the mass transit modes in the emirate of Dubai have become vital for the daily movement of residents and visitors. The number of mass transit users exceeded 367.657 million passengers in 2012, and the average daily ridership of mass transit hit one million passengers last year,” he said.

Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul City, delivered the keynote address and spoke about the sustainable development agenda of the government of South Korea.
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