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Statement of Mattar Al Tayer marking RTA’s winning nine awards of DGEP

25th April 2017

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said, “We are delighted that RTA has become the most winning entity in the Awards of the 20th Dubai Government Excellence Program (4th Generation) 2017. The RTA has swept nine awards: six at the corporate levels and three at the individual level.”

“This honor comes in the aftermath of mega achievements made by RTA earlier this year such as winning the Best Government Service via the Mobile Phone Worldwide Award in transportation and infrastructure sector during the World Government Summit. It has also scooped eight awards in the Hamdan bin Mohammed Programme for Smart Government including the coveted Flag of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Program,” he continued.

Al Tayer valued the patronage and leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He also appreciated the support and directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council; and HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. Al Tayer commended the keenness of their highnesses to leverage the performance of government organisations to bring in line with well-documented, established and known international standards.

“RTA has won Award of the Highest Excellence Performing Entity in recognition of its global achievements and pioneering indicators. It has finished first in the (Best Government Entity in the Field of Enablers), which underscores its leadership in managing human capital, properties, resources, and governance as well as risk management. It has also seized the top honors of the (Best Government Service Provider), which franks RTA’s approach of bringing happiness to customers. It also illustrates the efforts made by the RTA in implementing the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to rank Dubai as the smartest and happiest city worldwide.

“RTA has also been named as the (Best Government Entity in the field of Smart Government), and the (Best Government Entity in the field of Administrative & Financial Governance) that underlines the implementation of the best corporate governance practices at RTA. It has also finished first in the (Most Disabled-Friendly Entity) category, thanks to its efforts & initiatives aimed at transforming Dubai into a disabled-friendly city.

“At the individual level, Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of RTA’s Rail Agency, won the Government Excellence Medal as the (Best Assistant Director General /CEO). Younes is one of RTA’s founders who contributed to several achievements for it, be it in leading its sectors, agencies or teams. Engineer Abeer Al Bannai, was the winner of the Dubai Government Excellence Medal in the field of the (Best Employee in the Technical/Technological or Engineering Fields). In the process, she has become the first Emirati engineer posted in the field of Rail Fares System; which uses a smart ticketing system, the first of its kind in the region. Ahmed Al-Nahdi, a Parking Controller, won the (Unsung Hero Award) for his dedication to his job,” added Al Tayer.