The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has signed an agreement with the German Deutsche Bahn AG for the establishment of a specialized mobility & transport center, and sharing expertise in the rail and transport sectors.
The agreement provided for establishing a mobility & transport center to run intensive training programs to qualify & upgrade the competency of managers & engineers in the rail and transport sectors at RTA with special emphasis on rail technologies & systems. Deutsche Bahn will contribute to establishing a fully-fledged training center at RTA such that it will be up-and-ready to hold the inaugural training course in the Q1 of 2017.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA said, “The two parties share many common objectives and can exchange the best expertise in the field of rail operation and maintenance as well as the planning, designing and constructing rail projects. This agreement is a manifestation of the MoU signed between RTA and Deutsche Bahn last year. The MoU provided for boosting cooperation and sharing expertise in the rail sector and transferring transport knowledge to Emirati employees at RTA. It also provided for developing and implementing educational and training programs periodically for RTA staff, generating opportunities for exchanging experts in various specialties of relevance between RTA and Deutsche Bahn, and facilitating deputizing employees for 6-12 months to meet urgent needs for experts, and skills between the two parties.”