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Dubai’s RTA unveils 20 initiatives in support of Year of Zayed

The newly launched schemes are in response to the directives of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, declaring 2018 as the Year of Zayed

Mattar Al Tayer is director-general and board chairman of RTA.
Mattar Al Tayer is director-general and board chairman of RTA.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has announced the launch of 20 initiatives marking the Year of Zayed.

The newly launched schemes are in response to the directives of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, declaring 2018 as the Year of Zayed, UAE state news agency, WAM, reported.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and board chairman of RTA, commented: “The Year of Zayed is a huge step towards introducing the next generations to the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in shaping and enriching our beloved nation.

“It offers us lessons and conclusions to continue building our growing nation under the leadership of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and their brothers, Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates."

He added: "In the context of the noble values of the UAE community elevating social responsibility, solidarity, and cooperation between community members and organisations, and in keeping with RTA’s social responsibility to the nation and the community, RTA has endorsed 20 initiatives marking the Year of Zayed.”

According to WAM, the initiatives include collaborating with the International Humanitarian City to provide support, in the form of engineering consultancies and maintenance activities, to infrastructure projects in developing countries.

RTA further revealed that it will be expanding the scope of RTA Foundation’s Tamkeen initiative to cover other emirates.

The authority will also be introducing internal programmes, such as organising visits for employees to museums and historical areas and dedicating a day for RTA leaders to practice hobbies and practices valued by Sheikh Zayed, such as agriculture and horse riding.

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