RTA, Trakhees ink MoU for land permits impacted by Route 2020
The MoU will streamline the process of issuing permits of lands impacted by the Rail Protection Zone of Route 2020
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the Department of Planning and Development (Trakhees) at the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to streamline the process of issuing permits of lands impacted by the Rail Protection Zone of Route 2020.
The agreement was signed by the chief executive officer of RTA’s Rail Agency, Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, and the CEO of the Department of Planning and Development – Trakhees at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Eng Abdulla Belhoul.
RTA’s Younes expressed his delight with the signing of the MoU as it set the base for forging a strategic partnership between the two parties.
Commenting on the deal, Younes said: “We are keen on cooperating with government and semi-government entities as well as private firms in the UAE in carrying out different projects and expanding the public transport network in Dubai along with the associated infrastructure.”
Eng Belhoul said: “Within its scope, Trakhees will issue permits of lands within areas impacted by the Rail Protection Zone of Route 2020. It stands ready to cooperate with all government, semi-government, and private entities in constructing infrastructure projects in Dubai as well as Special Development Zones to improve on services and fulfil the aspirations of our leaders.
“The MoU promotes our partnership through better coordination and exchange of information and knowledge. It sets the procedures for the issuance of permits of construction works in respect of lands within the rail protection zones, impacted areas, or planned railways.
Belhoul added: “The MoU will also support the joint efforts to upgrade processes, simplify procedures and improve customer service in the interest of the community. The MoU also specifies the means of communication between both parties.”