Dubai transport authority promises safe Expo 2020

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-30 22:16:41|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao
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DUBAI, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Senior officials from the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, and Dubai Police have met here on Tuesday to discuss road safety strategies in preparation for the Gulf Arab sheikhdom hosting Expo 2020.

Mattar Al-Tayer, RTA Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, and Maj. Gen. Abdullah Khalifa Al-Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, discussed the Dubai Traffic Safety Strategy and future projects the RTA is set to undertake in support of Expo 2020.

In November 2013, Dubai won the bid to host the World Expo in 2020 as the first Arab city.

According to Al-Tayer, efforts will be made to improve traffic safety, smooth flow of traffic across the emirate, and enhanced safety of public transit means for the citizens and residents of Dubai.

"Both parties share a wide range of roles and responsibilities that serve the strategic objectives and goals of the Dubai Government," explained Al-Marri.

The meeting also reviewed the Traffic Safety Strategy charted by the RTA, which is aligned with "world's best practices in countries like Sweden, UK, Australia and Canada," said the report.

A structure of teams and committees formed by the RTA to cater for Expo 2020 projects.

The six-month Dubai Expo 2020 under the topic "Connecting minds, creating the future" is scheduled to take place from October 2020 to April 2021.

The emirate expects up to 25 million visitors per year from 2020 onward, up from 14.9 million in 2016, with the Expo 2020 designed as a catalyst to achieve this objective.