14 Nov 2021
RTA scoops prestigious international award in circular economy
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently won a bronze award in the circular economy as part of the British Global Good Awards, which saw intense competition from top entities across the globe.
Saeed Al Ramsi, Director of Asset, Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector, RTA, who represented RTA in the awards distribution event, expressed his delight with the winning of that prestigious award, considering the wide participation of international firms and organisations.
“RTA always endeavours to play a pioneering role in various fields to keep pace with the phenomenal development of the UAE, especially Dubai. Rolling out pioneering operations, initiatives and services will certainly bring about added happiness to all spectrums of the community. Such a drive also falls in line with the Government’s sustained efforts to raise the profile of the UAE worldwide,” he said.
“Pioneering culture is now embedded in the conscience and practice of RTA’s employees as evidenced by successive pioneering and unprecedented achievements in various fields. RTA attaches paramount attention to the quality of life and green environment around us and seeks to conserve it by adopting a variety of strategies, tools, and technologies. Such efforts are culminated in Asset Department winning this coveted international award, which embellishes RTA’s pioneering achievements. RTA’s winning of this award was announced in a remotely held ceremony.
“RTA started to adopt the concepts of circular economy in 200 projects over the past three years. It resulted in a paradigm shift in the design of customer services, awarding of contracts and the delivery of projects, which had contributed immensely to the happiness of people. For instance, clients can process their transactions through smart portable devices instead of visiting RTA’s premises. RTA is also making tireless efforts in developing smart and eco-friendly transportation models,” added Al Ramsi.
The UAE Cabinet has developed a circular economy policy, which sets a comprehensive framework that defines the UAE’s directions in achieving sustainable management and the optimal use of natural resources. It advocates adopting consumption and production methods that ensure the quality of life for current and future generations to ensure the efficient use of natural resources and reduce wastage.