Abu Dhabi unveils transport plan

The Abu Dhabi department of transport has revealed its five year strategic development plan, which covers aviation, maritime, public transport and highways.

The Abu Dhabi department of transport has revealed its five year strategic development plan, which covers aviation, maritime, public transport and highways.

Implementation of the five year plan is scheduled to be completed in 2012.

The Department of Transport is cooperating with the Urban Planning Council (UPC), the municipalities of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region, the Environment Agency and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

It is also looking to engage with developers and operators in the private sector to take the plan forward.

Abdulla Rashid Al Otaiba, chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport said: "The emirate of Abu Dhabi is currently witnessing unprecedented growth in the economic, industrial and tourism sectors, which need to be supported by a strong and modern transport infrastructure that can sustain the growing needs of the Emirate."

The plan includes the construction of integrated seaports, development of Khalifa Port, new public transport solutions such as a railway to connect Abu Dhabi and its suburbs to other parts of the emirate and the development, expansion and maintenance of highways through public private partnerships (PPP).

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