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03 Feb 2021

Dubai’s Commercial Transport Activities record 9% growth rate despite Covid-19 pandemic

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69 activities listed under the commercial transport sectors in Dubai, run and regulated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), have recorded healthy growth rates in 2020 albeit the economic woes that have hit the world hard as a result of the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. 

“RTA succeeded in turning this crisis into an opportunity by improving the processes in this vital sector. The sector has seen consistency and strength under these exceptional circumstances thanks to the quick response and resilience of legislation and economic packages approved by the Government to leverage the economy during this global crisis. Such measures contributed effectively to the speedy recovery of the economy, and the transport sector played a prominent role in easing the movement of people and goods during the lockdown period while complying with the precautionary measures and the instructions of both the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Dubai Health Authority,” said the CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency Abdulla Yousef Al Ali. 

The key indicators have shown remarkable growth in the commercial transport activities to as much as 9% in the number of registered companies in the commercial transport sectors run by RTA’s Licensing Agency in 2020 compared to the preceding year. RTA registered more than 26,000 additional new vehicles of various types recording an 11% growth rate when matched to the same period of the preceding year. 

The five fastest-growing sectors were: Delivery sector, which topped all commercial transport sectors recording a stunning 355% growth, followed by the commercial licensing services, be it in heavy truck transportation (47%), and the transportation of passengers in rented coaches (39%), and the light truck transportation (34%). 

RTA always seeks to bring happiness to clients and employees through running initiatives to improve business using the latest technologies in various fields. it seeks to implement the best international standards, which enhances the sustainability of transport sectors and contribute to realising RTA’s vision ‘The world leader in seamless & sustainable mobility’ 

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