His Excellency Mater Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA), revealed that the commercial transport sector controlled by RTA will contribute AED16.1 billion to Dubai’s economy by 2022. . There are about 242,000 jobs in this sector in more than 7000 companies.
Al Dyer highlighted the importance of the commercial transport sector as the backbone of Dubai’s thriving economic and business landscape.
„The sector is key to achieving the goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33), which aims to position Dubai as one of the top 3 economic cities in the world. It helps accelerate the development of the emirate by ensuring the seamless flow of goods and global supply chains, and enhances Dubai’s reputation and competitiveness, and has a positive impact in many sectors. brings social implications,” noted Al Tayer.
„The commercial transport operations sector has seen steady economic growth fueled by e-commerce over the past two years. Dubai is a significant logistics hub for shipping and distribution in the region. More than 7,000 companies operate in the sector, a significant 26% growth in 2022 over the previous year. The number of registered commercial vehicles operated by these companies The number has exceeded 300,000, which represents a growth rate of 16% compared to 2021. The commercial and logistics transport sector contributes approximately AED16.1 billion to Dubai’s economy, with AED8.5 billion in direct contributions and AED7.6 billion in indirect contributions,” said Al Tayer. explained.
„RTA focuses on developing new solutions for the commercial transport operations sector and implementing flexible regulatory frameworks to govern and streamline the operations of the transport and leasing sectors. Infrastructure and services that contribute to improving traffic safety, reducing incidents related to the movement of trucks, smoothing traffic flow during truck stoppages and improving commercial transport operations. These efforts are aimed at achieving the RTA’s objectives of providing,” Al Dyer elaborated.
RDA is currently developing seven projects and initiatives in collaboration with the private sector, including implementing a digital adoption program to improve the efficiency of transport and leasing operations by promoting digital transformation, improving the requirements for doing business. Facilitating ease of doing business and implementing best practices in regulating and managing the transport and leasing sectors.
„Encouraging collaboration with partners to support joint ventures involving stakeholders in transport and leasing companies and government agencies, improving the services provided and reorganizing the regulation and governance of the transport and leasing operations sectors and improving sustainability and global competitiveness. Management of transport, leasing services and transport service activities as important as These measures include the enforcement of regulations governing the operations of 83 transport and leasing operations, with special emphasis on areas,” Al Tayer concluded.
Rest stops for trucks
The RTA is currently developing three all-inclusive rest areas for trucks in collaboration with the private sector. These lay-by areas are over 226,000 square meters and can accommodate around 500 trucks and heavy vehicles. There are 16 additional rest stops for trucks on several major roads across Dubai. These facilities help improve traffic safety by reducing accidents caused by driver fatigue caused by long hours of driving. Also, they help smooth traffic flow during truck jams and solve the problem of truck parking on major roads and residential areas.
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