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Dubai government spent Dh140 billion on roads and transport infrastructure since 2006: RTA

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The government of Dubai has spent over Dh140 billion on the improvement of roads and transport infrastructure beginning around 2006, a high ranking representative said on Sunday.

The emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) achieved monstrous framework upgrades in the course of recent years.

“The length of the road network expanded from 8,715 path kilometers in 2006 to 18,255 path kilometers in 2020,” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA.

“The RTA used cutting-edge smart systems and 4th Industrial Revolution technologies, such as artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things, to broaden traffic coverage,” he said at the inaugural session of the 18th International Roads Federation World Meeting and Exhibition. The event was officially inaugurated by Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council.

Al Tayer added: “The public authority of Dubai has made supported interests in further improving infrastructure and transportation, which it thinks about a key driver of economic growth and development. These ventures have prompted the UAE being positioned first in the quality of roads worldwide in the 2013-2017 period, as per the Global Competitiveness Report distributed by the World Economic Forum.”

Abdullah Al Mogbel, IRF global chairman, said: “The pandemic caused changes in the movement of people and products in the new past. It required non-traditional solutions to ensure the smooth movement of goods, especially food and medicine. Throughout the pandemic, the transport sector was resilient enough to adapt to the unprecedented conditions to provide transportation services for societies.”

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